Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

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Ashwagandha ,or  winter cherry as it’s commonly called, is the big herb in Ayurveda healing .its power comes primary from the fact that it helps to produce ojas, the fine energy guarding your immune system. Ashwagandha’s specific action is to rejuvenate and promote strength, including boosting sperm production (the name means vitality of horse).which makes it a popular addition to many aphrodisiac formulas. Ashwagandha is related to ginseng, which is widely used in Chinese medicines.

Ashwagandha works at pacifying Vata,which connects to the wind element in the body ,and kapha,which is heavier moist quality in your system.It has calming effect on your body and mind.

Ashwagandha benefits bone,muscle ,fat ,the nervous systemand reproductive system.It inhibits ageing preventing tissue disintegration and is a great tonic when you feel overworked tired and exhausted.

However if you have lot of toxins or congestion it is not advisable to take ashwagandha.

You can massage with ashwagandha oil,it gives warmth and strength.

Put between 250milligram to 1 gmam of ashwagandha in some cold or warm milk with either ghee or honey.The power can be added to basmati rice cookes in milk,and gradually increase the amount.

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