: Researchers from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi,
India, have discovered that some of the
chemicals withinashwagandha are powerful antioxidants. They
increase the levels of three natural antioxidants —
superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase.
Aphrodisiac(Indian GINSENG): It is historically used
as an Aphrodisiac mentioned in the ancient
Kama Sutra as an herb to be used for heightening sexual
experience, it has the ability to restore sexual
health and improve overall vitality while promoting a calm
state of mind. It is used extensively in Ayurveda, categorized
as a rasayana, which are used to promote physical and mental
health, to provide defense against disease and adverse environmental
factors and to slow the aging process. It is used to treat
mental deficits in geriatric patients, including amnesia.
One small study found ashwagandha was able to reduce blood
sugar and cholesterol levels, and had a diuretic effect. It
is also used as a liver tonic, anti-inflammatory agent, and
more recently to treat asthma, ulcers, insomnia, and senile
dementia. Clinical trials and animal research support the
use of ashwagandha for anxiety, cognitive and neurological
disorders, inflammation, and Parkinson's disease. Ashwagandha's
chemo preventive properties make it a potentially useful adjunct
for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.
Dosage : 1 to 2 Capsules two to three times
a day before meal.