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Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing and it has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means the smell of a horse, which means that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been prescribed to improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections and increase sexual capacity and fertility. Ashwagandha, also used as an adaptogen to help the body deal with the daily stress. Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, insomnia, tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, backache, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease. An abundance of antioxidants, iron and amino acids makes Ashwagandha one of the most useful herbs in Ayurvedic healing. It Improves the ability to learn. It also improves Thyroid function. As nutrient and health restorative Ashwagandha is used for pregnant and old people. Ashwagandha Ghrita promotes the nutrition and strength of children, mainly it improves the nutrition of weak children. For skin diseases: Apply Ashwagandha powder well mixed with oil to the skin


Related Herbs

Turmeric, Ginkgo Biloba, Goji Berry, Ginger, Cannabis, Guarana, Echinacea.

Alternate Name

Withania Somnifera,Winter cherry and Indian ginseng,Ajagandha, Amangura, Amukkirag, Asan, Asana, Asgand, Asgandh, Asgandha, Ashagandha, Ashvagandha, Ashwaganda, Ashwanga, Asoda, Asundha, Asvagandha, Aswagandha, Avarada, Ayurvedic Ginseng, Cerise d'Hiver, Clustered Wintercher


  • Is Ashwagandha safe for long term use?  
    Ashwagandha is safe for both short term as well as long term use if taken in prescribed quantity or under the guidance of well known herbalist.  
  • How long should I have to take Ashwagandha before I see any benefits?  
    Most of the herbs take 6 to 8 weeks at least before we can experienced any benefit from them.
  • What are the side effects of Ashwagandha?  
    Although Ashwagandha is safe if taken in small amounts but still preganant women and lactating mothers should consult their healthcare providers.

Benefitting Actions

Immunity Support

Immuno-stimulant herbs stimulate the immune system by boosting the body's natural defense system against disease and illness. Herbs that stimulate the immune system are important as they help our bodies fight infections and inflammations naturally. Immuno-stimulant herbs with this ability include Indian Echinacea, American ginseng, Barley, Cocon

Regulates Blood Sugar

Regulating blood sugar can prevent the onset of type 2 Diabetes and other attendant diseases like to eye damage, kidney failure and nerve damage among others. EGCG present in green tea and alpha-linoleic acid, a powerful antioxidant are known to decrease insulin resistance, lower oxidative stress and reduce fasting blood glucose levels.

Lowers Cholesterol

High cholesterol can be the precursor to several cardiovascular problems. Adopting healthy eating habits and undergoing regular exercise can lower cholesterol naturally. Foods like garlic, oats, fatty fish, nuts, green tea, soy, red yeast rice, policosanol and plant sterols like sitostanol and beta-sitosterol can lower cholesterol.


Chronic inflammation can be a source of much discomfort and pain and lead to the onset of inflammatory diseases. Reducing inflammation Herbs like ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, garlic, black pepper, clove and turmeric possess anti-inflammatory properties which provide relief from inflammatory pain.

Health Condition

Poor Concentration

Having difficulty concentrating on things is a normal thing for most people. Generally tiredness and stress cause concentration problems but sometimes hormonal changes too can affect our thinking powers. When concentration problem is present to an excessive degree, it can point towards certain psychological conditions such as anxiety or depression.


Anxiety is a feeling of fear, nervousness and panic. Anxiety is considered severe when it starts affecting the quality of one?s life. A person who is given to severe anxiety might stay depressed and have difficulty in concentrating on things. The physical manifestations of anxiety are heart palpitations, trembling, dry mouth and feeling faint.

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