Ashwagandha goes by a number of names like Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry, and Withania Somnifera. This Ayurvedic herb is heavily researched and offers a bunch of incredible health benefits. Here’s a summary of its uses, dosage, and side effects.
- It has a pacifying effect on Vata dosha.
- Being an adaptogenic, it boosts your ability to cope with physical as well as mental stress.
- It can improve sleeping disorders.
- There are significant Ashwagandha uses in depression as well as anxiety.
- It boosts muscle strength as well as energy levels.
- It enhances libido and treats erectile dysfunction as well as infertility.
- This medicine can heal cough and cold.
- It reduces inflammation.
- It increases immunity.
- This herb also reduces blood pressure.
Doctors most often prescribe it in the form of Ashwagandha churna (churna means powder). Depending on each case, doctors advise taking up to 2 teaspoons of the powder either with water or milk. You can also find it in the form of fresh roots.
Possible Side Effects
- Aggravated Pitta dosha (increased heat in the body)
- Possible complications during pregnancy as well as lactation
- Indigestion cases where inappropriate doses are taken
This article is solely for the purpose of imparting information. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice.