Ashwagandha, Debility, Chronic stress, Adaptogenic herb

Adaptogenic herb, Ashwagandha, Chronic stress, Debility

Ashwagandha has been widely and extensively evaluated, studied herb for a few hundred years by various civilizations and scholars.

It is not an astonishing thing to say that Ashwagandha has unique credibility in India. If one did not know any medicine or if one could not name any diseases, he/she would ask for Ashwagandha. In Indian Ayurvedic medicine it is considered as one of an end all products. This means, for unnamed and un-diagnosed health conditions, Ashwagandha is a great remedy. This is the truth that I have observed over my one and half decades of practice and I had many success stories with this simple herb.

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Though many therapeutic aspects have been postulated for Ashwagandha, the main indication where it is the only one that can be strongly recommended is that it is an Adaptogenic herb. Adaptogenic herb means, it keeps and also makes the body, mind adaptable to any sort of circumstances. It means Ashwagandha prepares the body and mind fit enough to fight and face any sort of illnesses. This main character covers all of its therapeutic activities from simple common colds to complex medical conditions.

My observation revealed that Ashwagandha as a herbal supplement, builds up the body tissues with qualitative strength. In addition, the observation I made is that it gives coolness and calmness to mind and creates a sort of psychological wellbeing, with which all psychosomatic components of the body disappears. Many animal studies and observations have been made in this regard. In my clinical practice, plain Ashwagandha tablets of 500 mg were given 2 to 3 times a day with milk and sugar to patients. Over a period of three months, people that have generalized Asthenia or debility showed significant improvement. In my opinion, this was a much better option than giving simple vitamin pills that do not work for most people experiencing Asthenia or debility.

There are many herbal supplements out there that have Ashwaagandha in them.

Dr. Veena Deo  is the moderator and editor of this article originally written by Dr. Satyanarayana, an Ayurvedic Doctor in India.  All the information and on supplements provided above and opinions expressed should not be construed as any medical advice.




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