Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) Benefits and Uses
Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) is Ashwagandha based ayurvedic liquid preparation used in a variety of aliment and general debility. It is also a health tonic, which helps restoring strength after a long-standing disease and improves overall health.
Generally, Ashwagandharishta is beneficial in all Vata predominance diseases, according to ayurvedic science. It also a good remedy for men’s health problems including infertility and impotency. It helps people suffering with depression, mental disorders, dementia, etc.
Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) has following healing properties.
- General tonic
- Uterine tonic
- Anti-anxiety (anxiolytic)
- Heart tonic
- Energy booster
- Athlete or sports supplement
- Digestive stimulant
- Mild sedative
- Mild analgesic
Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) is helpful in following health problems.
- Physical weakness
- Sadness and drowsiness
- Anorexia nervosa
- Sleeplessness or insomnia
- Chronic headache or migraine
- Dementia or memory loss
- Brain Atrophy
Muscle, Joint & Bone disorders
Ashwagandharishta reduces joint inflammation and swelling. It is also beneficial to build up bone mass with combination of Hadjod (Cissus Quadrangularis) calcium and mineral supplement.
- Osteoporosis or decreased bone mineral density (supportive therapy for strengthening bones and joints and preventing fractures)
- Fibromyalgia or muscular cramps
- Male infertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Post partum depression (along with saraswatarishta)
- Loss of libido
- Uterine weakness
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Female infertility of unknown origin
Ashwagandharishta Benefits & Uses
Ashwagandharishta has the following health benefits and medicinal uses.
Ashwagandharishta provides strength to body and it is helpful in treating physical weakness. The withanolides present in the Ashwagandha are responsible for this action. It brings strength in the body and acts as antioxidant as well as adaptogenic.
Ayurvedic doctors frequently use Ashwagandharishta in fatigue. It gives relief and provides vitality. It reduces tiredness and fatigue by increasing the ability of the body to handle the physical as well as mental stress.
Ashwagandharishta supports the adrenal gland and improves its functions. The too stressful life is underlying cause of adrenal fatigue and adrenal gland becomes unable to produce enough amount of cortisol stress hormone to cope with the stress.
Ashwagandha, the main ingredient of Ashwagandharishta, has ability to improve the functions of adrenal gland and to reduce physical, mental and emotional stress. Ultimately, it reduces stress and improves adrenal functions. Ashwagandharishta helps in following symptoms.
- Feeling difficulty in the morning to get out of the bed
- Feeling tiredness even after waking up in the morning
- Trouble to think clearly
- Inability to concentrate on tasks and finish the tasks within time limits
However, Ashwagandha alone can work in above symptoms and condition, but the bioavailability of Ashwagandha constituents is more with Ashwagandharishta.
Some people suffering with anxiety have symptoms such as feeling uneasiness, trouble sleeping, cold hands or feet, restlessness and tingling sensation in hands or feet. In all these symptoms, Ashwagandharishta works well. According to ayurveda, all these symptoms occur due to VATA and PITTA imbalance in the body. Ashwagandharishta works on VATA type anxiety with above symptoms. In PITTA type anxiety, people have palpitation, burning or heat sensation in hands or feet and restlessness. In such condition, Brahmi (bacopa monnieri), licorice, shankhpushpi, mukta pishti (pearl calcium) and praval pishti (coral calcium) should be taken with Ashvagandharishta.
Ashvagandharishta has antidepressant properties. It relaxes the mind and increases the serotonin level in the brain. Thus, it improves interest in daily activities, corrects sleeping patterns, reduces irritability and increases energy level.
Sleeplessness or insomnia
The calming action of Ashvagandharishta helps people with insomnia. It relaxes the mind and reduces mental fatigue. The common cause of insomnia is excessive thinking during the night or some disturbed thoughts floating in the mind.
Caution & Side Effects
Ashvagandharishta is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people. Some patients have reported heartburn and acidity after taking Ashvagandharishta. Generally, these side effects occur in people with history of gastritis, GERD or ulcer. Therefore, it is also contraindicated in following diseases.
- Acidity or hyperacidity
- Mouth ulcer
- Sour mouth or throat
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