ASHWAGANDHA OTHER NAMES: Ajagandha, Amangura, Amukkirag, Asan, Asana, Asgand, Asgandh, Asgandha, Ashagandha, Ashvagandha, Ashwaganda, Ashwanga, Asoda, Asundha, Asvagandha, Aswagandha, Avarada, Ayurvedic Ginseng, Cerise d’Hiver, Clustered Wintercherry, Ghoda Asoda, Ginseng Ayurv?dique, Ginseng Indien, Hayahvaya, Indian Ginseng, Kanaje Hindi, Kuthmithi, Orovale, Peyette, Physalis somnifera, Samm Al Ferakh, Samm Al Rerakh, Sogade-Beru, Strychnos, Turangi-Ghanda, Vajigandha, Winter Cherry, Withania, Withania somnifera.
Ashwagandha is used to tone, support, and revitalize bodily functions. It has been revered over time for its dual capacity to energize and calm at the same time. Stress can cause fatigue, often manifesting as “hyper” signs like agitation and difficulty sleeping. By providing a nourishing, yet energizing effect, ashwagandha can support a healthy nervous system. With the use of ashwagandha, stress doesn?t impact the nervous system with such intensity, and the “hyper” signs of stress and agitation will naturally resolve over time. In this way, ashwagandha has a rejuvenating and calming influence on the nervous system and, consequentially, on the entire being. This quality of ashwagandha makes it a prime supplement to use in the toning and rejuvenation process.
In addition to its dual energizing/calming effect, ashwagandha offers a number of benefits:
? Supports a healthy immune system
? Calms mental processes
? Fosters healthy sleep patterns
? Benefits a healthy reproductive system in both males and females
? Supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including with physical activity
? Supports a healthy back and joints
? Promotes thyroid health
? Promotes healthy functioning of the adrenals
Dosage: The appropriate dose of ashwagandha depends on several factors such as the user?s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ashwagandha. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Traditionally used as a powder, ashwagandha can be mixed with water or warm milk and honey. Taken before bed,2 this mixture calms vata and fosters healthy sleep patterns, supports the reproductive system, and bolsters strength. A general serving is ??? teaspoon once or twice daily