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Ashwagandha ! Withania Somnifera



Ashwagandha has traditionally been used as*:

An aphrodisiac in men.
A sedative allaying pains, calming the mind and promoting deep dreamless sleep.
Treating urinary ailments and easing the flow of urine.
As an antibiotic and an antibacteri
al agent

Side effects and contraindications

It is advised that pregnant women should not take Ashwahgandha

Active Compounds:  

Ashwagandha contains somniferine, a bitter alkaloid which is present in all parts of the herb. The oil extracted from its roots is composed of  water soluble elements and water insoluble elements. The water soluble part contains some sugar, while the water insoluble part contains fatty acids including Vithenyle oil, Hentiroctane and Phitosteryl among other vital substances. Ashwagandha oil is also rich in tannin, glucose, potassium nitrate and other alkaloids as well as somniferine.

What Herbal Practitioners say about Ashwagandha

Ayurvedic herbal practitioners define Ashwagandha as the 'Indian Ginseng'. It strengthens without being over stimulating and in facts calms the nervous system. While it is most famous for raising libido in men, it is also widely used for a myriad of different ailments including treating the common cold, digestive disorders,, insomnia, lumbago, sciatica, and tuberculosis.


Adult Tincture Dosage:

Based on a tincture with a strength of 1:3 herb to alcohol ratio take 2ml to 6ml three times a day

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