Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Rejuvenative effects of Ashwagandha


We use Ashwagandha at the Chopra Center for its tonic and rejuvenative effects. With its beneficial influence on the nervous system it's commonly prescribed for people who complain of fatigue, difficulty concentrating and a general sense un-groundedness. Mixed with warm milk and taken before bed ashwagandha is useful for people with insomnia and anxiety. Ashwagandha has a reputation in Ayurveda as a rejuvenative in conditions of nerve and muscle weakness. It is also used for men and women who are having trouble with fertility. In Sanskrit, the name ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse” implying that this aromatic herb provides the strength of a stallion. It has a traditional use in supporting rejuvenation after illness and as a sexual enhancer for both men and women. Ashwagandha is sometimes referred to as an aphrodisiac, which in Ayurveda is a term applied to substances that enhance the quality of reproductive tissues as well as enliven sexual potency. Ashwagandha is the primary rasayana or rejuvenative for masculine energy.Latin name: Withania somnifera 60 Capsules per Bottle.
Available at Chopra Center