Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) is Ashwagandha based ayurvedic liquid preparation used in a variety of aliment and general debility. It is also a health tonic, which helps restoring strength after a long-standing disease and improves overall health.Generally, Ashwagandharishta is beneficial in all VATA predominance diseases, according to ayurvedic science. It also a good remedy for men?s health problems including infertility and impotency. It helps people suffering with depression, mental disorders, dementia, etc.
Ingredients Of Aswagandharist
Some of the herbal ingredients of this medicine are
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
Musli (Chlorophytum tuberosum)
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa)
Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
Sariva (Indian sarsaparilla)
Shweta Candana (Santalum album)
Trivrit (Ipomoea turpethum)
Rakta Candana (Pterocarpus santalinus)
Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
Therapeutic Indications Of Aswagandharist
Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) is helpful in following health problems.
Sadness and drowsiness
Sleeplessness or insomnia
Chronic headache or migraine
Dementia or memory loss
Muscle, Joint & Bone disorders
Ashwagandharishta reduces joint inflammation and swelling.
It is also beneficial to build up bone mass with combination of Hadjod, calcium and mineral supplement.
Osteoporosis or decreased bone mineral density (supportive therapy for strengthening bones and joints and preventing fractures).
Fibromyalgia or muscular cramps.
Loss of libido
Post partum depression (along with saraswatarishta).
Loss of libido.
Female infertility of unknown origin.
Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits
Ashwagandharishta provides strength to body and it is helpful in treating physical weakness. The withanolides present in the Ashwagandha are responsible for this action. It brings strength in the body and acts as antioxidant as well as adaptogenic.
Ayurvedic doctors frequently use Ashwagandharishta in fatigue. It gives relief and provides vitality. It reduces tiredness and fatigue by increasing the ability of the body to handle the physical as well as mental stress.
Ashwagandharishta supports the adrenal gland and improves its functions. The too stressful life is underlying cause of adrenal fatigue and adrenal gland becomes unable to produce enough amount of cortisol stress hormone to cope with the stress.Ashwagandha, the main ingredient of Ashwagandharishta, has ability to improve the functions of adrenal gland and to reduce physical, mental and emotional stress. Ultimately, it reduces stress and improves adrenal functions. Ashwagandharishta helps in following symptoms.
Feeling difficulty in the morning to get out of the bed
Feeling tiredness even after waking up in the morning
Trouble to think clearly
Inability to concentrate on tasks and finish the tasks within time limits
Aswagandharishtam helps improving body weight and muscle mass. It improves appetite too, which also helps gaining weight fast.
Some people suffering with anxiety have symptoms such as feeling uneasiness, trouble sleeping, cold hands or feet, restlessness and tingling sensation in hands or feet. In all these symptoms, Ashwagandharishta works well. According to ayurveda, all these symptoms occur due to VATA and PITTA imbalance in the body. Ashwagandharishta works on VATA type anxiety with above symptoms. In PITTA type anxiety, people have palpitation, burning or heat sensation in hands or feet and restlessness. In such condition, Brahmi (bacopa monnieri), licorice, shankhpushpi, mukta pishti (pearl calcium) and praval pishti (coral calcium) should be taken with Ashwagandharishta.
Ashwagandharishta has antidepressant properties. It relaxes the mind and increases the serotonin level in the brain. Thus, it improves interest in daily activities, corrects sleeping patterns, reduces irritability and increases energy level.
Sleeplessness or insomnia
The calming action of Ashwagandharishta helps people with insomnia. It relaxes the mind and reduces mental fatigue. The common cause of insomnia is excessive thinking during the night or some disturbed thoughts floating in the mind. In such condition, Ashwagandharishta cannot work alone. In this case, patient require following combination.
Some psychotically factors may play a role in development of anorexia nervosa. These include.
Anxiety or mental stress
Feeling trouble handling stress
Ashwagandharishta has ability to reduce all these precipitating factors. Secondly, it is prepared through the fermentation process. This method provides it a digestive stimulant characteristic, which ultimately improves feeling for eating something.
Ashwagandharishta is a good remedy for all types of men?s problems. It increases fertility and improves libido.Uterine weakness, recurrent miscarriages & Female infertility of unknown originAccording to ayurveda, uterine weakness is the main cause of recurrent miscarriage and infertility of unknown origin. Ashwagandharishta improves uterine health and strengthens uterine muscles. Thus, it prevents miscarriages and improves fertility. However, Ashwagandha powder with cow?s milk has better results than Ashwagandharishta in the treatment of recurrent miscarriages and infertility. Aswagandharishtam is given when patient also has loss of appetite and feel difficulty to digest the Ashwagandha with milk.
Traditional uses of Indian medicine?Aswagandharist
Murcha ? recurrent fainting, episodes of unconcsciousness
Apasmara ? epilepsy
Shosha, Karshya ? emaciation, leanness, weight loss
Arsha ? hemorrhoids
Mandagni ? weak digestion
Vataroga ? Vata induced disorders ? neurological disorders, arthritis, hemiplegia, palsy.
Dosage For Aswagandharista
12 ? 24 ml. one or two times a day, usually advised after food.If needed, equal quantity of water can be added before consumption.Traditional dose is ? 24 ml.
Precautions For Use Of Aswagandharista
It is safe to use this medicine in lower dose, in children above 5 years of age. During pregnancy, it is best to avoid this / take this only under medical supervision.During lactation period, it can be taken in lower doses, based on doctor?s advice. Ashwagandharishta is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people. Some patients have reported heartburn and acidity after taking Ashwagandharishta. Generally, these side effects occur in people with history of gastritis, GERD or ulcer. Therefore, it is also contraindicated in following diseases.
Acidity or hyperacidity
Sour mouth or throat