Ashwagandha is one of the most important Ayurvedic herbs and THE Ayurvedic stress killer, because it is considered to have a harmonizing effect!
In Latin, the plant is called Withania somnifera - this name is made up of the words withan (scientist) and somnifera (sleep-promoting). In Sanskrit, ashwagandha means "smell of the horse," which is perhaps why I'm particularly fond of it. A visit to the barn is always calming for me too.
Ashwagandha is a bush that is up to one to two meters high and has reddish, balloon-like flowers. It is found throughout India.
If we follow some of the basic Ayurvedic Vajikarana recommendations, we can experience new vitality, vitality and beauty through healthy sexuality. The Ashwagandha plant also has a tradition in Ayurveda as an aphrodisiac and - dear men, listen - is even said to increase potency; help increase libido in women. There's no harm in trying. However, Ashwagandha should not be taken during pregnancy, as there are no studies on how it works.
I'm sure each of you has heard that stress often manifests itself in obesity. This is mainly due to the fact that our body releases more cortisol when we are stressed. Too much cortisol creates appetite and food cravings. So by reducing stress, we reduce excessive appetite or cravings triggered by too much cortisol.
AYURVEDA: Ashwagandha for your bio-energy balance
Ashwagandha calms the doshas Vata and Kapha.
Ashwagandha pure or the products made from it, such as Avaleham, a kind of mus, are mainly used for Vata problems of the nervous system, the digestive tract and the reproductive tissue. Ashwagandha is used in Ayurveda for flatulence, nausea and a mild form of constipation, which are related to the imbalance of Ayurvedic bio-energies.
- 1 tsp Ashwagandha powder
- hot water
- cinnamon and/or cardamom
- 1 tsp honey
Boil water with powder and let steep for 5 minutes. Since ashwagandha tastes bitter, I always like to add a little cinnamon and honey. Ashwagandha tea has a calming and soporific effect.