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Withania Somnifera Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Withania Somnifera
Glycemic Index / Load
Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry
Botanical Name
Withania Somnifera
Hindi Name
Ashwagandha, Asgandh,
Homeopathic Name
Withania Somnifera   -   Mother Tincture

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Withania Somnifera Cures


Action of Withania Somnifera

Nutrients in Withania Somnifera

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Taste of
Withania Somnifera

Nature of
Withania Somnifera


Parts Used

Root, Leaf, Seed

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Withania Somnifera

The herb may not suit everybody. Please try out the herb before regular use. Some symptoms that the herb may produce in a human body are:
Abdominal pain
Shallow breathing
Lower blood sugar
Low blood pressure
High blood pressure
Abnormal heart rhythm
Do not use it while Lactating

Do not take Ashwagandha if you are allergic to it.
During Ulcers do not consume this herb on an empty stomach.
NOTE : If you are unable to digest tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers, you will most likely not want to consume the herb.
If you are taking medication for High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, be careful. It may enhance the effects, BP may fall drastically and Blood sugar may go too low.
Similarly, Blood Sugar may fall below normal.
Ashwagandha may render some medications ineffective. It may suppress the effects of Cyclosporine or Corticosteroids.

Ashwagandha is a no go if you have:
Autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis, lupus, and or rheumatoid arthritis,
Impending surgery
If you suffer from severe Congestion or, feel that you have a large amount of toxin in the body, abstain from the use of the herb.
People with high Pitta (heat in the body) are advised to use the herb with caution.
Ashwagandha may adversely affect the actions of some medications:-
Herbal products
Thyroid supplements

Normally, Ashwagandha is safe for use during Pregnancy. However, high doses may cause miscarriage as it has spasmolytic effects on the uterus. Consult your health care professional if you have any questions.

Avoid use during Breast Feeding.
Avoid in case of and Leukemia and Hyperthyroidism.
Excess use may cause Diarrhea, Vomiting, or Intestinal Problems.
Before taking any herbs consult your doctor.

Do not take Ashwagandha with:
Antidepressants: Ashwagandha itself is a strong antidepressant herb. If Ashwagandha is taken with an Antidepressant medication, the effects are so strong they may cause serious health issues.
Barbiturates : Barbiturates is a sedative drug. Ashwagandha increases the effects of Barbiturates.
Thyroid Medication: Ashwagandha can contradict with thyroid medications. Therefore, a regular checkup is required to monitor the levels of thyroid hormones.
AntiDiabetics: Consuming ashwagandha with antidiabetic medication may reduce the blood glucose levels below normal. Keep a regular check on blood sugar levels. You can stop taking antidiabetic medication.
Ashwagandha is an effective herb in treating Thyroid problems. It balances the levels of thyroid hormones. It is beneficial in Hypothyroidism.
Intake of Ashwagandha with Blood Pressure reducing medication may lower the blood pressure below the normal level. Consultation with a Healthcare Professional is a must before use.

Precautions while Consumption:
Ashwagandha has no side effects. There is no restricted age for consuming Ashwagandha.
Generally, Ashwagandha is safe for long-term use. However, it is advised, take a break of one or two weeks after consuming for 2 straight months.
Ashwagandha is good for the whole body. There is no dietary restriction while consuming it. But it is recommended to avoid too much spicy and sour food. Take it in a moderate quantity.
Initially, Ashwagandha makes you feel refreshed, warmth and energy.
The actual benefits of Ashwagandha will come with continuous usage for a few weeks
People with a weak digestive system may not able to digest Ashwagandha. They may feel heaviness or Flatulence. If someone feel drowsiness after consumption, take it
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Withania Somnifera is a shrub.
It is perennial.
It is hot in potency. It provides warmth to the body when taken.
It grows in a subtropical climate.
It grows up to 150 cm.
Best Used for Anxiety, Depression.
Withania Somnifera is a Trophorestorative for the Endocrine System.

Ideal Dosage:
Leaves in Powder: 3 to 5 gm.
Root in Powder form: Quarter to a half tablespoon.

Meridians Associated : Lungs and Kidneys.
Cancer Treatment: Useful in treating all types of Cancer.
It is used as a Yang tonic.
Yang tonic herbs provide relief to patients who are generally cold.


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Materia Medica for Withania Somnifera

Withania Somnifera General

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. It effectively improves the functioning of and ailments related to the Nervous system and Endocrine system.
It pacifies the Nervous system in situations of stress, anxiety, mood swings, and other mental ailments. It calms the mood and brings down the mind at ease.
It relaxes the body and minimizes Chronic Stress. It enhances the stamina, strength, and energy of the body.
It enhances the learning power and retains the memory.
It helps to overcome Anxiety, Manic Attacks, Schizophrenia, Depression, and Mood Swings. It calms down the stress and reduces the nervous tension.
It also promotes sound sleep and maintains a better state of your mind.
It has supportive effects on Alzheimer's disease. It enhances memory and increases learning power.
Ashwagandha has positive effects in the case of Parkinson's Disease. It gives relief from mental trauma and tremors that a person experience in Parkinson's Disease.
Ashwagandha increases the number of White Blood Cells in the body. It has a nutrient named, Sitoindosides, that increases the ability of white blood cells to engulf harmful substances. WBC's are a part of the Immune System that is the defense mechanism of the human body. More the count of WBC's more would be the capacity of the body to fight germs. Apart from this it also increases the number of platelets, which helps in blood clotting.
Ashwagandha is a natural pain killer. It helps in treating Arthritis and Rheumatism. It cures pain as well as inflammation. It provides nourishment to the nervous system.
It is effective in treating Hypothyroidism. It aids in converting Thyroid hormones to an active form and improves the functioning of the body.
It is a rejuvenating herb that provides strength to the weak muscles and in the case of Chronic Fatigue. It is beneficial in Aging and other degenerative disorders like Arthritis. It increases Vitality.
The leaves are bitter in taste that helps in Treating Alcoholism. The Antiinflammatory property of poultice help in healing Abscess and Carbuncles. Ashwagandha promotes youthful longevity.
It is effective in lowering Blood Sugar and Cholesterol. It keeps good care of the Heart.
Ashwagandha aids the proper development and growth of the body. It is good for those who have frail bodies and hindered growth.
It regulates the metabolism and clears the Phlegm from the lungs.
It improves Poor Blood circulation and reduces the risk of cardiac diseases.
It strengthens the physical body. It increases libido, fertility, and sexual ability. It is very effective in cases having conceiving issues due to stress. The root is safe and is used to treat Erectile Dysfunction, Low Libido, and Spermatorrhea. It improves the poor quality and quantity of semen and the sperms as well. It enhances the Reproductive functions and Sexual Potency in both sexes.
The Antioxidant properties prevent the damage caused by free radicals.
Ashwagandha tea is considered during pregnancy. It helps to improve the immunity of the mother and also purifies the blood.
Ashwagandha is good for women. It helps the women to get rid of Vaginal Itching, Uterus Swelling, White Discharge, and Drowsiness. It eases the painful menses and is good for physical weakness.
Nursing mothers may take a combo of Ashwagandha, Asparagus Racemosus, and Liquorice. It increases breast milk production.
It inhibits Tumor multiplication.
It is beneficial in killing Head Lice.
Ashwagandha is effective against Viral Fever, Cough, and Cold.
Ashwagandha helps to improve the quality of hair.
Its roots are used to cure Breathing problems and Tuberculosis. It is Good for Asthmatic patients also.
It is useful to increase hemoglobin levels.
It helps to cure severe Digestion problems like Constipation.
Ashwagandha is good to increase body mass and weight. It is used as a bodybuilder.
It can be used to treat Dry and Dull Skin as it is a good herbal remedy to improve the skin.
Withania Somnifera has the capacity to inhibit Skin Cancer.
It is beneficial as Skin Toner to keep the skin glow.
It is also used to treat Erysipelas.
It kills bacteria formed in the urinary tract and reduces the inflammation caused by Urinary Tract Infection.
Ways to optimize the effectiveness of Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha can be taken by Men and Women.
In Powder form. Take half a teaspoon of the herb with warm cow’s milk. May be taken twice a day.
Capsule form. One capsule twice a day after food.
Lehyam form. Grind Ashwagandha root to make a powder. Add ghee. Make a lehyam. Take one spoon daily. In India, this preparation is called Naatu Kadai.
To cure sexual debility. One spoon daily for a month. Then stop.
To Rejuvenate the Body and nerves. Consume one teaspoon of Lehyam with honey. If you have the slightest problem in urination or a problem with the prostate, add Gokshura. Of course, all this must be followed with warm milk.
For Intestinal Worms, Leaves of Ashwagandha are beneficial. Make a paste of leaves and extract the juice. Take it with water.
Anti Aging Recipe. Take Ashwagandha with Amla juice in the morning.
Note. Ashwagandha starts acting with a day or two. How long to take it? It all depends on whether it is being used as a remedy for an illness or as a maintenance supplement.
For Carbuncles Roots Leaves are used to heal carbuncles at a much faster rate.
For a normal adult, a week is adequate.
To cure a disease about 4 weeks should do.
In old age take it daily for two months. Then give a break for at least 15 days. Then take it again. The ideal would be, to take in say twice or thrice a week for life. Caution, you better be old for that.
Some people may face difficulty in digesting Ashwagandha. They may take Ashwagandha with digestive herbs like Pepper and Ginger. This will help them to digest Ashwagandha.
It is a good herbal remedy to treat Infections such as Salmonella.
Keywords: Memory Enhancer, Stress, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Cough, Fever, Cold, Infections, Inflammation, Pain in the Body, Constipation, Asthma.
It is known to ensure a stable pregnancy if the mother is weak or fatigued.

Ashwagandha is a Rasayana
Rasayana is a Sanskrit word that holds a prime position in Ayurveda. It is derived from two words Rasa means “essence” and Ayana means “source”. Rasayana increases the resistance of the body against diseases as well as enhancing the physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Ashwagandha is regarded as a Rasayana that helps to build overall health.

Ashwagandha For Cancer
The Anticancer property of Ashwagandha inhibits the growth of Tumor and Cancer cells. It prevents the mutagenic effect and development of Cancer.

In Ayurveda Ashwagandha is used for specifying the Vatta and Pitta Doshas.

When is Ashwagandha not recommended?
Ashwagandha is a great immunity booster. It enhances the activity of the immune system. It increases the ability of the body to fight against bacteria like Bordetella pertussis. This is a pathogen that is a culprit for the cause of Diphtheria. Ashwagandha may aggravate the symptoms of an autoimmune disease.
Thus, the intake of Ashwagandha is not recommended for a person with autoimmune disorders like Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Crohn's Diseases.
For Skin Problems, it is not taken directly. It is beneficial in Skin Disorders that reduce the vividness of the body.
Do not use Ashwagandha during Stomach Ulcers. Ashwagandha may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract, this may worsen the condition.
Discontinue the intake of Ashwagandha 15 days prior to surgery. Ashwagandha may interact with anesthetic drugs and slow down the Central Nervous System.

Ashwagandha Synergy:
Ashwagandha's synergy with Rhodiola, Ginseng, and Arjuna increases endurance and vitality. The combination is effective for increasing concentration.
Maca combined with Ashwagandha is effective for Sexual Arousal. It reduces infertility issues.
Ashwagandha is a good immunity booster. When combined with Echinacea it enhances the immunity-boosting effects. Ashwagandha taken with Thyme or Eucalyptus increases the Antiviral and Antibacterial properties. It is effective against the bacteria such as Salmonella Typhimurium, S. Typhimurium, and E. coli.
Ashwagandha's synergy with Gingko Biloba is used for enhancing the functioning of the nervous system and brain health. It acts as a brain tonic that enhances the memory and functions of neurotransmitters.
To increase the Antioxidant property of Ashwagandha, add curcumin and silymarin. Where curcumin is the main component in turmeric and silymarin is a component in Milk Thistle.

Initially, begin with a small dosage. If it suits your body, continue.
Daily required dosage: 2 grams twice a day.
Initial Side effects: You may feel Stomach Distress, Diarrhea, and Vomiting.
High dosage: Large consumption may affect the Gastrointestinal tract. The crude powder of ashwagandha causes difficulty in digestion. This may cause Diarrhea, Vomiting, Nausea, and heaviness in the Abdomen.
Note : Withania Somnifera is hot in nature. You should be cautious if taking it in Summers.
Milk or Ghee are used for balancing the heat of Ashwagandha. You will find Milk in most of the Ashwagandha combinations given below in the Single Herb and Multiple Herb sections.

Adaptogen Total

Some herbs increase the functionality or activity of an organ or a metabolic activity of the body. Conversely others decrease the functionality. But an Adaptogen balances the actions of the Metabolism. For example some herbs increase Blood Pressure, others decrease it, but Withania somnifera will correct Blood Pressure whether it is high or low.
There are some herbs that are the best in this field. When combined together, and consumed in moderation, they can prevent disease, improve the quality of life and prolong it.
Powder the following herbs. Mix them in equal quantities. Preserve the mixture, ( Churan in Hindi ) in an air tight jar. Consume a little every other day.
Tinospora cordifolia, Giloy in Hindi
Asparagus racemosus, Shatawari in Hindi
Emblica officinalis, Amla in Hindi
Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha in Hindi
Piper longum, Pipali in Hindi
Terminalia chebula, Harad in Hindi
Ocimum sanctum, Tulsi in Hindi
Tribulus terristris, Gokhru in Hindi
Single Herb

Withania Somnifera for Stress

Prepare a decoction of the roots. Have twice a day.
Or : Powder the root. Mix with honey. Store. Take half teaspoon a day
Or : Take one capsule per day.

Withania Somnifera as Tonic

Add 3 g root powder of Withania Somnifera in lukewarm water. Use it regularly for 1 month.

Withania Somnifera for Insomnia

Mix 5 g Withania Somnifera root powder with 1 tsp Honey. Have it once a day.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) as Aphrodisiac

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) sometimes is often described as " Sweat of a Horse " as it increases Male Libido, Fertility and Sexual potency.
Boil half teaspoon of Withania Somnifera root powder in one cup of Milk. Drink it during bedtime.
You may also use 1 teaspoon of Clarified Butter ( Ghee ) in place of Milk.
OR : Take 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder with a glass of Milk.
It is also available in tablet form. Have 1 every day.

Withania Somnifera for Heart Diseases

Boil few leaves of Ashwagandha for 10 minutes. Allow it to cool down. Strain and drink the decoction. Consume daily to keep your heart healthy.
Boil the root extract of Withania Somnifera for 5 minutes. Strain and drink the decoction twice daily.

Withania Somnifera for Osteoarthritis

Apply root paste of Withania Somnifera on the painful joints.

Withania Somnifera For Impotence

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) is well known for its Aphrodisiac property.
Have 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder with a glass of Milk.
OR : Have 1 tablet every day.

Withania Somnifera For Fatigue

Grind dried leaves and roots of Withania Somnifera to make powder. Take 4 g of it with warm Milk twice a day.

Withania Somnifera For Libido Loss Female

Consume 6 g Withania Somnifera with lukewarm Milk. Use it after the completion of Menstrual Cycle.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Multiple Sclerosis

Grind dried Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) to make powder. Have half teaspoon with lukewarm milk every morning.

Withania Somnifera for Low Platelet Count

Drink root decoction of Withania Somnifera twice a day.
Or:Take two capsules of Withania Somnifera two times a day.

Withania Somnifera for Dull Skin

Grind the dried root of Withania Somnifera. Take 1 to 2 gm powder of it with lukewarm milk. Drink it twice a day.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Ulcers

Create a liniment of boiled leaves and paste it on septic area . Apply it once a day.

Withania Somnifera for Dry Skin

Prepare a tea of 3 to 5 gm teaspoon of root and drink 2 cups a day only.

Withania Somnifera for Abscess

Make a paste of the root or leaves. Apply it topically to the infected area. Repeat the procedure once a day.

Withania Somnifera for Cellulitis

Prepare the paste of leaves or root and utilize it externally on the infected area. Apply it once a day.

Withania Somnifera for Wounds

Make an ointment of boiled leaves, apply it topically on the infected area. Use it once a day.

Withania Somnifera for Erysipelas

Take the leaves of Withania Somnifera. Make a paste and coat it on the infected area. Apply it once a day.

Withania Somnifera For Asthma

Take the bark of Ashwagandha and make an infusion of it. Drink it twice a day.

Withania Somnifera for Hiccups

Boil one cup of water with Withania Somnifera root powder 1 to 2 teaspoon around some 2 to 3 gm. Consume it once a day.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Joint Pain

Take 1 to 2 capsules a day with lukewarm milk to lessen the impact of pain in joints.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Dizziness

Mix 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha with 100 ml of water. Consume it twice a day.
Note : It is effective in case of Vertigo caused due to Insomnia.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Anorexia

Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) powder in a glass of milk. Stir it. Drink it twice a day to treat Anorexia.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Reproductive Problems of Males

Mix 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder in one cup of warm Milk. Drink it twice daily.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Diabetes

Infuse 2 to 3 grams dried root powder of Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) in a glass of boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain it off. Drink it regularly to get best results.
Drop 5 to 10 drops of Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) tincture in half glass of lukewarm water. Consume it daily to reduce the sugar levels.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Hormonal Imbalance

Daily consume 1 capsule of Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) to treat Hormonal Imbalance.

Withania Somnifera for Endometriosis

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) is an adaptogen. It supports the endocrine system of the Body.
Take half tablespoon of Ashwagandha powder with warm milk.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture 2 times in a day.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Arthritis

Mix 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha root powder in one glass of milk. Drink it daily in the morning.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Infertility

Mix half tablespoon of Ashwagandha root powder in one glass of milk. Drink it for 1 week after menstruation.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Hypoplasia

Mix 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha root powder with Clarified Butter( Ghee ) and Honey. Consume it. It provides strength and build tissues.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Debility

Mix half tablespoon of Ashwagandha root powder in one glass of warm sweetened cow milk. Drink it.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Sexual Debility

Have 1 teaspoon of Withania Somnifera root powder mixed in one glass of milk daily.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Repeated Miscarriage

Pour Withania Somnifera root powder in 400 ml of water. Boil it till it reduces to 100 ml then add half cup of milk in it. Again boil this mixture till it reduces to 100 ml. Consume 30 ml of this decoction daily in the morning with half tablespoon of Ghee before having breakfast for 2 to 3 months.
Caution : Do not heat the mixture again and consume it within 3 hours.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Leucorrhoea

Mix half teaspoon of Withania Somnifera root powder with half tablespoon of Sugar. Consume it 2 times a day with one glass of milk.

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) for Cough

Mix half tablespoon each of Withania Somnifera( Ashwagandha ) root powder and Sugar Candy( Mishri ). Boil it in 1 liter of water till it reduces to 1/8. Consume it.

Withania Somnifera for Lower Back Pain

Add 5 gram of Aswagandha powder to jaggery. Lick this mixture. It reduces Low back pain and induces sleep.
OR : You can also add Cow's clarified butter ( Ghee made up of Cow's Milk ).
Note : Be careful about the doses in summers, However it is good to take in winters.

Liquorice for Lower Back Pain

Take 5 grm of Licorice powder and equal amount of Aswagandha powder in it. Mix them well. Take 1 teaspoon every day. It helps in reducing the Low Back pain.

Withania Somnifera for Bone Cancer

Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) is well known for its medicinal values. It has antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to prevent the Cancer cells growth in the body.
Have 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder every day with a glass of water.
OR : Have 5 drops of Withania Somnifera tincture in a glass of water every day.
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Herbal Treatment For Syphilis 1

Take following herbs in equal quantity :
Snow Lotus, Withania Somnifera and Sweet Flag. Grind them to make powder. Mix it in some butter to make paste. Apply over the affected area.
Note : Use butter obtained from buffalo milk.

Herbal Treatment For Premature Ejaculation Massage 1

Mix the following essential oils in a carrier oil.
Carrier oil : Jasmine suggested (100 ml)
Essential Oils : 5 drops each : Clove oil. Black Pepper. Asafoetida. Acmella Oleracea . Withania Somnifera . Saffron. Musk.
Massage the penis with this oil once a day, for two months. Do not wipe off the residue oil.
Method of massage : Apply oil liberally. Massage from the root of the penis to the glans. Glans must be included in the massage. Penis should be in semi erect condition. Massage for at least 15 minutes every day.
If essential oils are not available. This oil can be infused with the herbs at home.
Take 200 ml sesame oil in a small bowl. Place it in another pan with water. Put on low heat. Take a large pinch of all the above herbs. Semi powder them in a small grinder. Add to the oil. Leave on very low heat for about two hours or till all the ingredients have changed colour. . Monitor the heat. Do not overheat. Oil must not smoke. Add 200 ml Jasmine oil. Store. Use every day. It will have the same effect as the essential oils.

Herbal Treatment For Alzheimer 2

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Celastrus Paniculatus, Butterfly Pea, Indian Pennywort, Bacopa Monnieri, Withania Somnifera .
Grind them together. Have 1/4 teaspoon with lukewarm water daily.

Herbal Treatment For Oligospermia 1

Take the following herbs as :
Wheat Flour : Genhu ka aata : 500 gm
Withania Somnifera : Ashwagandha : 125 gm
Purified Butter : Ghee : 125 gm
Sugar : Chini : 100 gm
Honey : Madhu : 125 gm
Cardamom : Illaichi : 10 gm
Water : Jal : 1 ltr
Milk : Dudh : 4 ltr

Boil Withania Somnifera powder with water and milk till it reduces to one fourth. Strain the milk to remove roughage of Withania Somnifera. Fry wheat flour in ghee for few minutes. Add boiling Withania Somnifera Milk and sugar to this . Allow it to cool. Add honey and cardamom to the cold mixture. Take it, once in a week.

Herbal Treatment For Oligospermia 3

Take the following herbs :
Black gram : Uarad : Powdered : Half cup
Velvet Bean : Konch : Powdered : Half cup
Asparagus Racemosus : Shatavari : Powdered : 3 to 4 pinches
Withania Somnifera : Ashwagandha : Powdered : 3 to 4 pinches
Licorice : Mulethi : Powdered : 3 to 4 pinches
Clarified Butter : Ghee : Cow's milk preferred : 2 tablespoons
Kudzu : Sural : Fruit : Juice : 2 tablespoons
Sugarcane : Ganna : Juice : 2 tablespoons. Optional
Sugar Candy : Mishri : Powdered : 1 tablespoon
Honey : Shehad : 1 tablespoon
Long Pepper : Pipli : 1 pinch
Milk : Cow's milk preferred : Half glass
Take a wok. Put all dry ingredients except Long Pepper and 3 glasses water in it. Boil till it remains 1/4. Add Clarified Butter, Kudzu Juice, Sugarcane Juice and Milk. Heat again till Clarified Butter floats to the top. Stir time to time. Remove from heat. Add Sugar Candy, Honey and Long Pepper. Mix all. Have one teaspoon once a day. Preferable at night.

Herbal Treatment For Asthenospermia 2

Take 100 gram Black gram, 100 gram Velvet Bean, 10 gram Asparagus Racemosus, 10 gram Withania Somnifera and 10 gram Licorice. Powder them together. Boil in 10 glasses of water till it remains 1/4 part. Add half cup Ghee, half cup Kudzu, half cup Sugarcane juice and 2 glass milk (Cow). Heat on low flame till Ghee floats. remove from heat. Now add 4 tablespoons Sugar Candy, 4 tablespoons Honey and 4 pinches Long Pepper powder. Stir. Have one teaspoon once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Spermatorrhea 3

Finely grind Black Musli, Withania Somnifera, Indian Spider Plant.
Put One serving spoon of each of the above herbs in a bottle. Add Adequate honey to make it a gooey paste.
Take one teaspoon a day with warm milk. Take for at least one month.

Herbal Treatment For Libido Loss Male 1

Take the following herbs :
Withania Somnifera : 5 tablespoons
Asparagus Racemosus : 5 tablespoons
Dodder : 1.5 tablespoons
Saffron : 2 pinches
Anacyclus Pyrethrum : 1 tablespoon
Nutmeg : 1 tablespoon
Marsh Orchid : 1/2 tablespoon
Grind all ingredients together. Have half teaspoon with milk daily.

Herbal Treatment For Libido Loss Female 1

Take Oats, Yohimbe and Withania Somnifera in equal quantity. Powder them together. Boil one tablespoon in one glass of water. Drink it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Tuberculosis 2

Take One tablespoon of Long pepper and two tablespoon of Withania Somnifera . Grind together. Mix Honey and Ghee to it. Take this mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 4

Take equal quantities of dried Date Palm and Withania Somnifera. Powder them together. Have one teaspoon with milk daily.

Herbal Treatment For Cervical Adenitis 1

Grind fresh stem of Withania Somnifera with Cow Urine to make paste. Apply it over swelling.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 10

Mix Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha in India ) leaf paste with dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ). Coat its layer on the swelling areas.

Herbal Treatment For Libido Loss Male 5

Boil One tablespoon powdered Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) root and two pinches of Long Pepper ( Pippali ) in One cup of water.
Drink a small portion of this decoction thrice a day for 15-20 days.
It calms the nerves and enhance libido.
You can also add some Honey for taste.

Herbal Treatment For Insomnia 11

Mix One tablespoon Powdered Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) root In a glass of hot Milk.
Add some Honey and drink at bed time for a sound sleep.

Herbal Treatment For Weakness

Weakness may strike anywhere. No matter where it shows itself, it mostly starts in the brain. It may be low libido. It may be in the form of depression. The cause may be stress. Most of the time one cannot put one's finger on the cause, yet a person may simply feel low. Sometimes you may just sit there, doing nothing, listless, not wanting to even move. Come on get up! Go take a pinch of your favourite powder. What ? You haven't made it yet. Then lets make it.
Powder the following dried herbs and mix them in the measure given against each:
Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) : 2 tablespoon
Saffron ( Kesar ) : 5 to 8 strands
Asparagus Racemosus ( Shatavari ) : 1 tablespoon
Nutmeg ( Jaiphal ) : 1 tablespoon
Golden Bamboo ( Baans ) : 1 tablespoon
Indian Kudzu ( Vidari Kanda ) : 1 tablespoon
Add the extract of the following two herbs :
Indian Spider Plant ( Safed Musli ) : Extract : 1 tablespoon
Asphaltum ( Shilajit ) : Extract : 1 tablespoon
Store in a glass jar. Leave it for a week. After a week, take 2 pinches with a glass of lukewarm milk on alternate nights before going to bed.
These two pinches will relieve you of stress, enhance your mood, remove depression and lead you to a bout of healthy sex.
Note 1. This is not a classic aphrodisiac. It is not to be used like viagra or cialis. It should not be considered a love potion. This combination is to improve your overall health.
Note 2. It acts equally well for male and female. If you are a female and feeling low. This is for you.
Caution : However, females need to exercise a little caution. Do not partake of this combination 2 to 3 days before, during and 2 to 3 days after your menses.

Herbal Treatment For Fatigue 11

Take a glass of warm Milk. Mix One tablespoon Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) and give a touch of Honey. Drink every morning.

Herbal Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases 1

Add One tablespoon Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha) powder in a glass of warm Milk ( Dudh ). Drink regularly. It is a very good immunity Booster.

Herbal Treatment For Breast Cancer 3

The fusion of Withania Somnifera and Mimosa Pudica is proved effective in treating Breast Cancer.
Take dried roots of Withania Somnifera and Mimosa Pudica. Make a paste of the roots. Apply the paste on your breast once a day.
Note : Go for check up after applying the application for 1 month.

Herbal Treatment For as Skin Toner

Add 1 to 2 tablespoon dried Ginger, 1 to 2 tablespoon dried root Withania Somnifera, 1 tablespoon of dried fruit of Terminalia Chebula tree and 1 to 2 tablespoon of dried Lemon Peel. Make a decoction of it. Consume it once a day in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Emaciation

Take Withania Somnifera dried root powder with high nutrient supplements such as larger amount of Ghee, Milk and Sugar candy. Take it daily to appropriate results.

Herbal Treatment For Wounds 9

Prepare a solution of Ashwagandha root paste in Sesame Oil and apply it externally on the infected area. Use it once a day to proper results.

Herbal Treatment For Inflammation 1

Make a mixture of Withania Somnifera root paste in Sesame Oil and apply it topically on the inflamed area or muscles. Follow the procedure once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Skin Diseases 9

Take Withania Somnifera root paste with Sesame Oil and make a solution of it. Apply it on the area where the disease habitats. Apply it once a day to get the efficient result.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 13

Grind or take the powder form or of following herbs:
Tinospora Cordifolia ( Giloy ) : 5 to 6 gm
Ginger : 4 to 5 gm
Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ) : 4 to 5 gm
Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) : 5 gm
Tribulus ( Gokshura ) : 5 to 6 gm
Water : 200 ml
Add powder form of all the ingredients in 200 ml of water, Boil it under mild fire and stir it continuously until it reduces to 50 to 60 ml. Stop boiling it and filter this mixture.
Take 15 to 20 ml of this infusion and drink it twice a day two hours before food.
Caution : This infusion is also called Kashayam that would be kept last for 12 hours. Do not boil it again. Morning preparations of Kashayam can be used on the same evening.

Herbal Treatment For Aging 4

Take 2 to 3 grams of Asparagus Racemosus powder, 2 to 3 grams Withania Semnifora powder, Ghee and Honey. Prepare a mixture of it. Take it orally once a day until get cured.

Herbal Treatment For Multiple Sclerosis 3

Add 1 ½ teaspoons of Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) powder in a glass of warm Milk. You can also mix in water. Consume it daily in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Swelling 11

Blend the leaves of Withania Somnifera and prepare a paste. Heat up a half cup of Castor Oil for 5 minutes and then put the paste into heated oil. Apply this prepared mixture directly onto the swollen area.

Herbal Treatment For Dizziness 4

Mix 1 teaspoon each of Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) and Indian Pennywort ( Saraswat ) with 20 ml of water. Consume it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Paraplegia

Infuse Sida Cordifolia ( Bala ) and Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) Oil in equal proportion. Massage with the Oil over the affected area daily.

Herbal Treatment For Bodyache 5

Take few Albizia Lebbeck ( Siris ) seeds and Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) in 1 : 2 ratio and grind into powder. Mix it with some Rock Sugar ( Misri ). Consumption of 1 teaspoon daily with a glass of lukewarm water can reduce the aching.

Herbal Treatment For Muscle Fatigue 1

Grind few Albizia Lebbeck ( Siris ) seeds and Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ) in 1 : 2 ratio to powder them. Mix it with Rock Sugar ( Misri ). Consume 1 teaspoon of this powder two times a day to reduce Muscle Fatigue.

Herbal Treatment For Insanity 2

Take 1 to 2 grams of each Liquorice ( Mulethi ), Ginger ( Adrak ) dried powder, Sweet Flag ( Gorvach ), Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ), and Albizia Lebbeck ( Siris ). Grind them to make powder. Consume 1 teaspoon of it with a glass of water. Repeat it daily for two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Epilepsy 5

Grind 1 to 2 grams of each Liquorice ( Mulethi ), Ginger ( Adrak ) dried powder, Sweet Flag ( Gorvach ), Withania Somnifera ( Ashwagandha ), and Albizia Lebbeck ( Siris ) to make a powder. Consume it with a glass of lukewarm water. Do this treatment twice a day to get best results.

Herbal Treatment For Heart Disease 6

Mix Withania Somnifera( Ashwagandha ) root powder and Terminalia Bellirica( Baheda ) powder in equal proportion. Consume 1 teaspoon of this mixture with Jaggery daily. It will provide relief from Chest Pain.
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29 May 2015
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29 May 2015
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Dhirendra Kumar
24 Jan 2016
I have hypothyroidism, and on medication of thyronorm 50. Can I take ashwagandha to cure it?
Herbpathy Research Team
27 Jan 2016
Dear Dhirendra Kumar
Yes, you may take Ashwagandha to cure your condition, The Herb balances Thyroid hormone. In hypothyroidism, the body function decreases. And Ashwagandha aids in enhancing the body functions.
Take Ashwagandha capsules, with milk. Have one capsule, once a day, only on alternate days. Do this for a month. The Herb has hot potency, so discontinue immediately, if you observe any side effects. You may also try Thyroidinum 3X. Take 2 tablets twice a day, i.e. in morning, and evening.
When the symptoms abate, please reduce the dosage of the Medicine and then ultimately stop using it. Please consult your health care provider before taking any herb or medicine. Regards
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Dukhtar ali ( Bangalore )
09 May 2016
Please tell how to grind asgandh as it is hard,should l remove the covering of asgandh, should l soak asgandh in water before grinding? Please reply soon
16 Jun 2016
Dear Dukhtar
Yes, The herb is very hard. But you do not have to grind it with the help of an electronic gadget. As, it is almost impossible to grind it in a juicer or a mixer.
You can grind it by a pestle and mortar. It is a manual method to grind it. Or, you can do one thing, buy the Ashwagnadha in its powdered form only. Powdered form is easily available in any herbal or ayurvedic store.
Ravi ( Tamil nadu )
26 May 2016
We have Aswagantha root powder 250 kg...cal 8939254234
GAQ ( Pakistan )
27 Oct 2016
Dear Herbpathy Team,
Under above portal, sub title Weakness you have mentioned besides other herbs:
Add the extract of the following two herbs:
Indian Spider Plant (Safed Musli Extract 1 tbs

Asphaltum (Shilajit Extract) 1 tbs

After powdering other herbs, adding these extracts will make it neither a leham nor powder. Please advise?
03 Nov 2016
GAQ When you take it with luke warm milk, the mixture will be dissolved easily, provided you prepare it exactly the way it is given above. OR... Take Safed Musli powder with milk. Half teaspoon for 15 days.
One Shilajit capsule on every 4th day. Try this for 1 month. Take half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder with milk on every alternate days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Vijay ( India )
08 Dec 2016
I want to know the treatment for stomach gas and indigestion. i am 17 years old.
14 Dec 2016
Take Guava leaves juice twice a day. This will help to cure Indigestion. Also, chew half teaspoon of fennel after your meal. For Gas : Take ginger chunks, dip them in lemon juice. Consume it with your meal every day until you feel better.
Drink a cup of Cumin ( Zeera ) tea every day for 3 days.
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26 Dec 2016
This Site Is Awesome.. helps Me Studying Different drungs In detail..Thank You for Making it Easier Studying Dravya Guna ?
Shanoon ( Punjab )
24 Feb 2017
Dear herbpathy team, I have Ashwaghanda plants at home, how can i make powder of them and if i want to use fresh one for Men Lobido enhancement.

28 Feb 2017
Yes, you may prepare the powder of Ashwagandha leaves, roots or seeds.
This powder is known to enhance the libido. Also, take Cordyceps capsules every day for a month.
Also,take Gokharu (Tribulus Terrestris). Buy mother tincture from a Homeopathy Shop. Take 10 drops in a glass of water for a month
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
01 Mar 2017
Thanks Herbspathy team for the reply, So from your answer I undeerstand that i should plug off leaves from the plant and let them dry in sun and then make a powder of them, secondly may i add fruit of plant in this powder? Thanks and best regards
Noela White ( Australia/Qld )
12 Mar 2017
Dear Herbpathy team
I was very happy to find your site as I have always known my healing comes from nature but have been using prescription medicine. After many years of treading water I am tired and have lost faith.
I started my search for herb to treat Idiopathic Hypersomnia but think I may need others. Following removal of pituitary tumour none of my hormones work. No cortisone, thyroid hormone, growth hormone. I now have osteoporosis and at 60 years of age I would love to feel better. What herbs do u suggest and can you advise best place to source them from.
Many thanks
Nasiru Ibrahim ( Plateau state,Nigeria )
23 May 2017
Dear herbpathy team,i found your article very informative.please I would like to know the of withania somnifera in Hausa language. Thank you
25 May 2017
Withania Somnifera is known as Karama Auta in Hausa.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
N.Raju ( AP, India )
19 Aug 2017
Dear Sir,

Can I mix Ashwagandha, Shilagit and Maca powder for instant sexual enhancement ? If so what shall be the proportion ?
06 Nov 2017
i am 24 year old female sufferring from PCOS,i have read many things about ashwagandha can treat harmonal imbalance,can i take it for pcos harmonal imbalance?please reply
Reza ( Bangladesh )
18 Nov 2018
i am having premature ejaculation proble. Can anyone suggest me the herb best suit for this problem. I tries aswagandha & shimul powder 1 teaspoon everyday evening for almost 27 days but yet no sign for hardness. I am 52 years old and i have diabetic too. SO any suggestion
Asim ( India Uttar Pradesh )
21 Aug 2019
Sir Mai 12 saal ka tha tb se Mai hasth mutthen kr rha hu Mera pines bhut chota aur dubla hai Mai kya kru sir koi upaay btaye ....pless
22 Aug 2019
Dear Asim,
Try the following:
1. Take multivitamin rich in zinc. Get yourself tested and if you are deficient, take the multivitamin for 1 month.
2. Have Ashwagandha capsules for a month. Take 1 capsule daily.
3. Have Mucuna Pruriens capsules for a month. Take 1 capsule daily.
4. Gokhru ( Land Caltrops ): Take one capsule a day for 20 days. You will be fine soon.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Juan ( Dominican Republic )
29 Nov 2020
Hello Herbpathy team! You're doing a great work with a wonderful and complite information of herbs and medical plants, its pro, cons, etc.
I want to know if Aswagandha is good to take for Hashimoto's disease. Or your secundary effects are worse for this especific autoimmune disease.
If it's good, which doseage and treatment, do you recommend?

Regards, Juan
Biodun ( Nigeria /Lagos )
04 Dec 2020
Biodun from Nigeria, I have a serious masturbation effect for over 10 years , can ashawangdha help plz
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