Medicinal herb Withania Somnifera - Ashwagandha
Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha is a small bush type plant; its leaves are oval shaped 2 to 4 inches long and contain fibre. The plant in whole from its root to fruit is used in form of powder as traditional medicine in India from centuries. Ashwagandh is a tonic and one of the wonder herbs that have been used for many purposes. The herb has potent activity in any stressful condition including Anxiety, Depression, OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder etc. The herb has been also used to treat conditions such as fatigue, chronic disease, impotence, and waning memory. The herb Ashwagandha is also helps in reducing Senile problems, Poor Eyesight, Heart pain, Hips and Back pain, General debility, Sleeplessness etc. Ashwagandha is also known as a substitute for ginseng, which may be too stimulating, however whether the Ashwagandha is safe in pregnancy yet has not been fully established, hence must be avoided during pregnancy.
Still now the in far areas the vegetable made out from Withania Somnifera /Ashwagandha is given to Tuberculosis patients. It also promotes the iron content in the blood and said to be the good food supplement that helps to improve the body's ability to maintain physical effort and helps the body to tackle various types of stress. The herb Ashwagandha as 'daily health supplement' helps to boosts up the immunity and gets you the power. The herb helps to rejuvenate every system of the body one or the other way.
Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha herb is also helpful in case of Leucoderma, Bronchitis and Asthma according to researchers. Withania Somnifera is also helps to increases sperm count and sexual potency. As such the Withania Somnifera is known as a revitalizing herb that maintains proper nourishment of the tissues, particularly muscles and bones, while supporting the proper function of the adrenals and reproductive system.
Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha is helpful in delaying the process of aging, promotes iron content in the body; useful in anemic condition, helps in fighting fatigue of any origin, Support for arthritis, Enhances Memory, Helpful as health supplements for sports fitness and useful as an Anti-stress herb.
The herb Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha have "No side effects" or toxicity of any kind have been reported. The herbal medicines provide progressive, long-term benefits. Certain classes of herbs work well in acute conditions to provide quick relief, however herbs like Ashwagandha needs to be taken for at least 3-4 weeks to get favorable results. Optimally, one may have to take Ashwagandha for anywhere between 3 and 6 months to experience the full range of benefits. However, the period may vary from person to person.
Different names of Withania Somnifera:
Ashwagandha, Varahkarni, Palasparni, Ammukiram, Pivari, Pushtida, Bajikari, Turagi, Asod, Ghoda Ahan, Ghoda Akan, Asun, Asagandha and Dorgunj.
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