Common Names: Ashwagandha, Ajagandha, Indian Ginseng,
Parts Used: Root and Seeds
Bodily Influence: Adaptogenic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac,
Dr. Paul Blake, N.D.
Ashwagandha is in the same
plant family as the tomato, and this little shrub also
bears a small, red, grape sized fruit, "yes the tomato
is a fruit!" Ashwagandha has oval leaves and yellow
flowers. The leaves and fruit have beneficial
properties, but it is the root, and seeds that are the
main herbal attraction of this plant! It grows in India,
Northern Africa, the Middle East, and very
Ashwagandha, in Hindi means
"smells like horse."
earned this name because of the odor of horse sweat that
emanates from the root. It also refers to this herb's
known reputation for giving men an increased strength,
and the endurance of a stallion! And it is also referred
to as, "the herb that can support an army!" Due to this
reputation, Ashwagandha is considered the Ginseng of
India's Ayurvedic medicine. But Ashwagandha does this in
a very balanced way, without being over stimulating.
Ashwagandha calmly and evenly brings on strength,
improves physical energy, athletic ability, increased
sexual drive, and fertility; nice huh!
Ashwagandha is recognized as one of the top adaptogenic
herbs in the world! Adaptogenic, means that Ashwagandha
has the ability to bring an overall balance and harmony
to all your physiological processes, like hormone
production, and immune strength! This balance, and the
bodies resulting harmonious physical improvements
altogether, bring a calm increase in physical power,
endurance, longevity, and resistance to the damaging
effects of stress.
Ashwagandha's adoptogenic properties bring your body a
stronger immune system that easily resists disease! Plus
it brings a mental calmness, and strength, and the
ability to brush aside anxiety and stressful situations,
as well as the capacity to confidently respond to
depressive thoughts, and situations. It also promotes
sound sleep, and supports the practice of Yoga, and
Meditation. This makes Ashwagandha the perfect herb for
today's stressed, and over stimulated world.
centuries Ayurvedic medicine used Ashwagandha to speed
the recovery of sick patients. And it was also an assist
to feeble seniors, helping them regain their memory, and
physical stability. And when the day is done; it
promotes a restful, health promoting sleep.
India's successful use of
Ashwagandha over so many centuries, raised the interest
of modern medical science.
investigating the medicinal properties of this herbal
powerhouse, as a possible source for medical drugs.
Their studies have indicated that Ashwagandha has many
potent therapeutic abilities, without any toxic plant
These scientific herbal studies found that Ashwagandha
has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidizing
properties. Studies also established Ashwagandha as an
aphrodisiac, because it balances hormones, stimulates
sexual desire, while improving semen quality. Other
studies found it reduces stress, and induces sleep
without sluggish side effects. Ashwagandha is also shown
to reduce the effects of arthritis and rheumatism while
Ashwagandha For Women?
Ashwagandha encourages female hormone balance, even
during menopause and supports the thyroids hormone
also Enhances energy and strength - Supports a woman's
graceful longevity - Stimulates sex drive - Reduces
stress - Reduces cortisol production --Reduces wrinkling
-Improves mood - Neutralizes bodily tension - Increases
sexual desire - Reduces memory impairment - Balances
Other Ashwagandha Benefits Found by Science
Enhances immune strength - Reduces effects of
chemotherapy - Is Anti-Inflammatory - Improves
resistance to pain – Antibacterial - Effectively combats
Urogenital infections - Strengthens the Heart muscles –
It has Anti-Depressant and Anti-Anxiety properties -
Balances Thyroid Gland function –Has mental and physical
Anti-stress properties - Improves muscular strength –And
improves neural-muscular coordination
Ashwagandha Ayurvedic Tea!
You can make a tea of
Ashwagandha by adding 60 drops of liquid extract, or one
teaspoon of powdered root to a glass of hot milk before
going to bed.
It restores your body
while you soundly sleep!
---Health Benefits of Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng,
herbs and spices, Organic Facts Website, Google
herb, Ashwagandha roots, Viveka Herbal Products Exports,
Website, Ashwagandha belongs to the Solanaceae or
Amazing Benefits of Ashwagandha Root for Men and Women,
by Dr. Edward Group DC, Published Global Healing Center,
What Is Ashwagandha? One of the most powerful herbs in
Ayurvedic healing by: Jenna Saunders, The Chopra Center,
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