Ashwaghanda is an Ayurvedic adaptogen herb that is quickly gaining worldwide renown as a an aphrodiasic, rejuvenative and sedative tonic all in one. It is quite unique in that it can increase energy levels in the body whilst simultaneously calming the nervous system.
In Ayurvedic medicine Ashwaghanda is primarily used as a strengthening tonic in conditions of emaciation and low body weight or muscle wastage; to ground and relax people with anxiety, stress, over-thinking and insomnia; to boost the immune system and enhance libido
Contraindications: Caution in Pregnancy and in cases of excess Pitta with ama.
Safety: no drug-herb interactions are known however theoretical interactions with immunosuppressant, thyroid and sedative medications. Individuals who are susceptible to hypo-glycaemic conditions should monitor blood glucose whilst taking.
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