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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Ashwaganda is a highly revered medicinal herb used in Ayurveda for millennia and praised as a longevity and vitality tonic. It is often referred to as 'Indian ginseng' due to its similarity to ginseng in its action. Is used to restore health to the nervous system and eases stress and mental exhaustion as it promotes mental clarity and improves memory and stamina. As a tonic for the elderly and to promote growth in children and enhance athletic performance, it also promotes recovery after illness and during convalescence and has great use in various chronic diseases involving inflammation. It will aid bone degeneration, rheumatism, joint pain and neuralgias and can be used topically for wounds and swelling.
Adaptogen, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Anticancer, Antidepressive, Antiinflammatory, Immunostimulatory, Nervine
Boswellia, Honey, Ginger, Lemon Balm, Maca, Calamus, Tuneric, Arjuna
If taken with tranquilizers may cause drowsiness and reduce coordination.
Dried roots cut and sifted for tea, powdered and added to formulas, tinctured, or encapsulated. Pharmacy: Powder: 1-2g QD. Decoction: 3-5g/cup QD. Tincture: (1:2, 25%), 5-13ml QD.