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Ashwagandha: Advantages and Disadvantages of Consuming this Ancient Medicinal Herb

Rishabh Bhan
Rishabh Bhan

Ashwagandha is an herb which is used to treat many diseases which is easily available in markets in the forms of powders and capsules. It has been used to reduce obesity, force and cure semen disorder which is a panacea for treating many diseases. Moreover, Ashwagandha which is grown through farming is of better quality than the plants found in the forest. However, Ashwagandha plant found in forests is considered good for extracting oil. Hence, we are here to tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of this ancient medicinal plant.

How to identify the real ashwagandha and useful parts of ashwagandha?

  • Real ashwagandha plants smell like horse urine when mashed. This smell is stronger in fresh root of Ashwagandha.

  • The useful parts of Ashwagandha are leaves, root, fruit & seed.

Ashwagandha Called in Different Languages

1) Hindi (ashwagandha in hindi) - Ashgandha, Ashwagandha, Punir, Nagori Asagandha

2) English - Winter cherry, Poisonous gooseberry

3) Sanskrit - Varahakarni, Varada, Balda, Kushgandhini, Ashwagandha

4) Oriya - Asundandha

5) Urdu - Asgandanagori

6) Kannada - Amangura, Viremaddlnagaddi

7) Gujarati - Aasandh, Ghodasoda, Asoda

8) Tamil - Chuvdig, Amukkira, Amkulang

9) Telugu - Panerugaddu, Andra, Ashwagandhi

10) Bengali - Ashwagandha

11) Nepali - Ashwagandha

12) Punjabi - Asgand

Ashwagandha Benefits

1) The problem of premature hair whitening and gray hair problems can be cured by eating 2-4 grams of Ashwagandha powder.

2) Oxidants are present in high amount in Ashwagandha which helps in making immune system stronger.

3) Moreover, Ashwagandha can Increase Eyesight. If you grind ashwagandha, 2 grams of gooseberry and 1 gram of liquorice together, and make ashwagandha powder. Taking one spoon of ashwagandha powder with water in the morning and evening increases the light of the eyes.

4 ) It is helpful in increasing both white blood cells and red blood cells.

5) Relief from cold and Cough.

6) Relieves mental stress.

7) Take 2 grams powder of ashwagandha root with water and this Ashwagandha Powder helps getting Relief from Chest Pain .

8) The use of ashwagandha leads to good sleep.

9) Ashwagandha powder Cures Abdominal or Intestinal Worms.

10) Its intake produces reactive oxygen species in the body, which helps to eliminate cancer cells.

11) This Powder helps in fighting with Constipation

Ashwagandha Side Effects

1) May leads to insomnia or lack of sleep.

Avoid eating ashwagandha during the night because it makes brain active and can cause problems of sleeplessness or lack of sleep.

2) People who have low BP should avoid taking Ashwagandha because it can reduce BP further.

3) Excessive use of it may cause fever, fatigue and pain.

4) Overuse of this can cause stomach disease.

5) There may be problem of diarrhea.

6) Vomiting and nausea may be the problem if you intake ashwagandha in excess amount.

7) Using ashwagandha for more days can be harmful.

Where You Can Find Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha plants are found all over India and especially in dry regions. They grow on their own, plus it is also cultivated. They are found in the forests. Ashwagandha plants are found up to a height of 2000-2500 meters.

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