Everyday Benefits Of Ashwagandha, The Indian Ginseng
Posted Sep 27 2010 6:48am
Ashwagandha is also referred to as the Indian Ginseng. This herb has been used in India for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. The Sanskrit meaning of Ashwagandha is ‘something which smells of a horse’. This herb probably got its name because of its pungent scent. The herb enthusiasts’ world over have now started using this herb for its healthy benefits such as immunity strengthener, calming herb and stress reliever. This herb is known to make one more energetic, improve vitality and also improve mental functioning.
Ashwagandha is a native herb to India and is evergreen shrub which grows up to 6 feet tall. From the plant one gets small flowers which are yellow and green in color growing on stems. The flowers are followed by red berries. The roots, seeds and leaves are medicinal in nature. Ashwagandha herb is now available in easy forms such as capsules, herbal teas, tinctures and extracts.
1. Reducing inflammation: Based on a study published and validated by the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, this herb curbed inflammation in animals. The humans are expected to respond in a similar way to Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is commonly used to cure chronic inflammatory ailments and arthritis.
3. Curing Exhaustion: The Ashwagandha herb is a popular remedy for those who suffer from exhaustion, fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome.
4. To increase weight: A research printed in Journal of Research in Ayurveda & Siddha proved that Ashwagandha herbs increase weight in children who are underweight. The children were presecribed safe dosage of this herb for sixty days and in the end they weighed better and their red blood cell count also improved.
Ashwagandha Dosage: The typical dosage of this herb is about six grams of dried root every day. The herb is available in several form such as herbal capsules, herbal tea, herbal tincture.
-Capsules: Ashwagandha herbal capsules measuring 500 mg can be taken two to three times every day.
- Ashwagandha herbal tea: The herbal tea is extremely beneficial, however, it the taste is potent. To combat the strong taste you can add honey to it.
- Tincture: Take about half teaspoon or three quarters teaspoon of ashwagandha tincture, dissolve it in half cup water and have it. You can have the tincture about three times in a day.