Ashwaganda Herbal Remedies
Ashwaganda has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a tonifying herb. It has been used for edema, coughs, skin diseases, and for increasing sperm count. It is indicated in anxiety disorders and in combination with other herbs for osteoarthritis. It is sometimes applied locally as an anti-inflammatory. Ashwaganda shows good immune-tonifying effects in laboratory studies. The herb is becoming a popular adaptogen, which is a substance that brings balance to the immune, hormonal and nervous systems, also counteracting stress and increasing endurance. Ashwaganda has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Ashwaganda Proper Dose
|Ashwaganda Decoction||1/2 cup 2-3 x/day|
|Ashwaganda Tincture||20-40 dr 2-3x/day|
Ashwaganda Reference Information
|Latin Name||Withania somnifera|
|Affects||Endocrine system, Immune system|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||A small perennial shrub in the nightshade family with purple flowers and redish berries.|
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