Working with Ashwaganda
Ashwaganda has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a tonifying herb. It has been used for edema, coughs, skin diseases, and for increasing sperm count. It is indicated in anxiety disorders and in combination with other herbs for osteoarthritis. It is sometimes applied locally as an anti-inflammatory. Ashwaganda shows good immune-tonifying effects in laboratory studies. The herb is becoming a popular adaptogen, which is a substance that brings balance to the immune, hormonal and nervous systems, also counteracting stress and increasing endurance.
Ashwaganda has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COOL.
Conditions treated with Ashwaganda
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The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.