Ashwagandha, Milk, Energy, and Sleep


Root Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry or winter cherry

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is described as a rasayana in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurveda, rasayanas are used as Traditional Chinese medicine uses tonic herbs, and they correspond to the herbal category of adaptogens, a term first used to describe a limited number of immune tonics by Russians used in Western herbal medicine.

Tonics, adaptogens, and rasayanas like ashwagandha are used to treat weakness, low energy, immune deficiency and to promote longevity. They generally have nonspecific actions which earn them a special classification as herbs that are more food-like and as the TCM say, “make normal.”

Besides having energy-building and immune potentiating properties each of them have special properties unique to each herb. Ashwagandha has its energy-building,…

Continue Reading to the Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here