Ashwagandha - Strong As A Horse
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Ashwagandha is an herb that is in the classification of ADAPTOGEN and is also known as Indian Ginseng. It’s known for the following 5 effects. Adaptogens generally can be used for long periods of time for the following issues.
- A boost for the immune system
- Support for managing a healthy weight
- Increased physical endurance and mental focus
- Reduction in discomfort caused by poor health
- Encouraging a balanced mood
Below are the notes and one screen shot I gathered during an on line herbology seminar called Ancient Medicines for Modern Illnesses.. I had been considering ashwagandha for myself but after hearing the experts talk about it I decided to give it a go. That was about a year ago. I had taken it for short durations previously but now understood that its benefits showed up best over time.
Since I have my own 00 capsule making machine I purchased organic sources of powered ashwagandha, bacopa and milk thistle, and mixed them to equal parts. I chose bocopa also due to the lingering weakness in my nervous system after Lyme and milk thistle for general liver support. In combination but in a separate capsule I take turmeri, one a day. I’ve been taking one or two Ashwagandha mix 00 capsules daily for almost a year now and believe that it has been greatly beneficial in overall mood, sleep and strength improvements. I’ve read reports that these herbs have a synergistic effect.
In the nightshade family but is a mild nightshade
Grows quickly in warmer climates. The roots are used.
The name means strength of a horse
It will build stamina in the nervous system
Preservation of energy
The herb is also good for creating a good gut biome
Some people just chew the raw or dried root... just a small piece
Try putting it in chai tea
It is known for normalizing mental states
Helpful in recovery from stroke, MS and its fatigue, mood issues
You can chew a very small piece then spit it out, root or bark.
It will take up to 15 – 30 days before an effect will be noticed. Sometimes a bit longer
It combines well with Rhodiola
In one case of MS, ashwagandha was given with Rhodiola and Okra (which is known for glutamine) and recovery was in about 6 months.