The name Ashwagandha is derived from Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word “ashva” – meaning horse, and “gandha” – meaning smell. Its root has a strong aroma like that of a Horse.
Ashwagandha is used to tone, support, and revitalize bodily functions. It has been revered over time for its dual capacity to energize and calm at the same time. Stress can cause fatigue, often manifesting as “hyper” signs like agitation and difficulty sleeping. As it relieves Vata so by providing a nourishing, energizing effect, you can support a healthy nervous system. When the stress doesn’t impact the nervous system as strongly, the “hyper” signs will naturally resolve over time, allowing for a calming effect. This quality of ashwagandha makes it a prime supplement to use in the toning and rejuvenation process. In addition to its dual energizing/calming effect, ashwagandha offers many benefits:
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Calms mental processes
- Fosters healthy sleep patterns
- Benefits a healthy reproductive system in both males and females
- Supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including with physical activity
- Supports healthy back and joints
How to Use Ashwagandha:
Make powder of dried roots, take one teaspoon of powder with water or milk, daily at night before going to bed.