Ashwagandha is an herb regarded as first class adaptogenic tonic in the Ayurvedic Health System. It is also know as „Winter Cherry“ or „Ayurvedic ginseg“. Ashwagandha improves the body’s ability to maintain physical effort and helps body adapt to various types of stress. It is probably the most famous Ayurvedic rejuvenative botanical that helps maintain proper nuorishment of the tissues, particularly muscle and bone, while supporting the proper function of the adrenals and reproductive system.
Botanical name – Withania somnifera
Family – Solanaceae.
English name – Indian ginseng/Winter cherry
Plant description – Ashwagandha is a shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers. It has got fruits about the size of raisin, resemble like tomatoes. This is native to India, northern Africa and Middle East. Roots, leaves and berries are used to make medicines. Ashwagandha root is widely used in herbal formulations.
Composition and research
Ashwagandha contains many useful medicinal chemicals including withanolides, alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, amino acids and a variety of sugars.
Ashwagandha is considered as an adaptogen which is nontoxic herb and work on HPA axis and the neuroendocrine system. It is best to normalize physiological function naturally.
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Bio – energetics
- Rasa (taste) – Tikta,katu, madhur (bitter, pungent and sweet)
- Guna (characterstics) – Laghu and snigdha (light and unctuous)
- Veerya (potency) – Ushna (warm)
- Vipaka (post digestion effects) – Madhura (sweet)
- Ashwagandha pacifies Vata and Kapha effectively!
Ashwagandha properties as per Ayurveda
- Vajikara – increases sexual desire
- Rasayani – rejuvenates the body
- Balya – increases strength of body
- Atishukrala – enhances quantity and quality of semen
- Shwitrapaha – manages shwitra (white discoloration of body)
- Shothahara – by removing ama (endotoxins) it fights edematous conditions in body
- Kshayapaha – treats condition called underweight/emaciation
Planet Ayurveda’s Ashwagandha Capsule
Standardized extracts of ashwagandha are used to formulate this preparation which we can say that undergo quality, quantity and potency check successfully. These are packed in veggie capsules – 500 mg standardized extracts.
Package, composition, dosage of Ashwagandha Capsules:
Composition: 100% standardised extract, each capsule contains 500 mg of extract of Withania somnifera Dunal. (Solanaceae)-10:1 standardized to 1.5% withanolide. Vegetarian capsule shell made from plant cellulose containing active moiety. Read more about Why is standardised extract more potent than raw powder.
Package: 60 capsules, 500 mg of pure herbal extract in each capsule extract, no additives
Dosage: 1- 2 capsules twice daily after each meal with milk or plain water
Ashwagandha capsules of planet Ayurveda are made from standardized extracts of best quality having no pesticides, no inorganic fertilizers and no added chemicals are there so no fear of anything these can be less potent or having side effects. This product has under gone potency, quality and purity check so that best quality reaches to people across the world.
Contraindications: W. somnifera is safe within prescribed dose. In higher doses, it is hypno-sedative and hypotensive.
Special precautions for use: Severe depression and hypotension.
For maximum result we recommend using simultaneously BRAHMI capsules.