Ashwagandha has been used in traditional medicine for various ailments. It gives strength and energy, builds immunity; cures stomach related ailments, and improves memory power at a very faster rate. It is one of the best medicines for cancer prevention and cure. Gives relief from tensions, anxiety, stress and strain. Relaxes muscles and acts as antidote to poison. It has properties of anti-oxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-bacterial and anti-depressant. This root is somewhat pungent to taste produce heat in the body. The properties that are beneficial to mankind are innumerable. I am giving a few of them below.
First of all after getting this root, wash it thoroughly and break into small pieces. Now, put these in a vessel and pour cow milk over them till all get submerged. Then boil them on medium flame till all the milk is absorbed by the roots. Then put them to dry in the sun. After this if you use these roots it will be extra beneficial to health. Now powder these roots and store in a bottle. This can be given to children who are weak and anaemic and have low IQ. Add one tea spoonful of powder and equal amount of sugar candy (misri) to a cup of hot cow milk and give to children to help them gain physical and mental strength.
Ashwagandha root gives relief from body pains, hot flashes, heat etc. This root helps in proper function of kidneys. It can relieve the burning sensation in passing urine.
Ashwagandha has wound healing abilities. Fresh leaves were topically used to heal joint pains, skin sores and reduce swelling.
Ashwagandha herbal massage oil is beneficial in many conditions like paralysis, epilepsy and sleeplessness. Even Ashwagandha powder mixed with oil is helpful in curing many skin conditions.
Ashwagandha powder added with sugar and ghee acts as best medicine for sound sleep, controls obesity and help in reducing depression. It gives strength to bones, teeth and muscles. The leaves, fruits, roots, flowers of Ashwagandha protects from inflammation and forming ulcers in stomach. It gives relief to joint pains, improves digestive power, controls liver diseases and cures diseases like ulcer and cancer completely.
It helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the body. Its effect on the thyroid gland shows that the root extract can increase the secretion of thyroid hormones.
Ashwagandha in the form of powder, pills and oils etc. are being exported in large quantity to countries all over the world. You too can try Ashwagandha for the overall well being and to build immunity and rejuvenate yourself after taking the advice of your physician.
By Nibhanapudi Suguna