Aswagandharishtam is a traditional Ayurvedic formulation (nervine tonic) that contains herbs and ingredients known to help improve the vitality and aid in the Ayurvedic treatment of sexual and neurological and other Vata related disorders.
Aswagandharishtam benefits those who need strengthening or a tonic for both physical vitality and psychiatric and neurological problems. It contains several ingredients that are known in Ayurvedic practices for their anti-stress, anti-anxiety, antidepressant properties. Ayurveda states that the benefits of Aswagandharishtam are several, its ingredients are known to be beneficial in boosting energy, supporting proper digestion, immunomodulation, adaptogen, and also as a general tonic.
Those suffering from conditions like loss of memory, epilepsy, sluggishness, dullness, digestion power, piles, emaciation, infertility, impotency; Vata imbalance diseases, etc may benefit from these powerful ingredients.
Regular consumption of this medicine will nourish all the dhatus, and help increase vigour.
Aswagandharishtam is known to have the following properties:
- Energy booster
- Digestive stimulant
- General tonic
- Mild analgesic
Aswagandharishtam may provide therapeutic help in the event of:
- Sadness and drowsiness
- Sleeplessness or insomnia
- Anorexia nervosa
- Chronic headache or migraine
- Brain atrophy
Women undergoing treatment for the following may benefit from Ayurvedic arishtams like Aswagandharishtam
- female infertility
- Weakness in uterine
- Post-partum depression
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Loss of libido
The ingredients used are known to help boost male vigour and help with:
- Male infertility
- Erectile dysfunction
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- This is the main herb that Aswagandharishtam uses for the Ayurvedic treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, immunity, weight loss, weight gain, and as a sexual stimulant, strengthening, and bodybuilding.
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
- Used in Ayurveda as a blood detoxifier and anti-inflammatory
- It is used in traditional medicines to improve the complexion and voice.
Mushali (Chlorophytum tuberosum)
- Ayurveda states that it improves stamina and libido
Harithaki (Terminalia chebula)
- It is used to balance all three Doshas
- Helps to detoxify and support healing in Ayurvedic medicine
Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Ayurveda states that it reduces toxins and is excellent for skin
Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)
- Used traditionally as an antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory
Yashti (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Liquorice or Mulethi is a common ingredient in Indian kitchens
- This is one among the group of 10 herbs called the Jeevaneeya Gana (10 herbs) which have anti-ageing properties.
- It is a multipurpose ingredient helpful Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-arthritic, analgesic, and antacid.
Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata)
- Ayurveda uses this herb for its properties of being an immunomodulator, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, diuretic, anti-diabetic, and anti-ulcerative.
Ksira Vidari (Pueraria tuberose)
- It is useful in herbal treatments to improve sperm counts and fertility
- It is also a traditional strengthening tonic that also improves body mass, virility and strength
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
- It also helps maintain a balance between Kapha, Pitta, and Vata and promotes good health.
- This herbal has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine as an anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, antioxidant, anti-atherogenic, and gastro-productive effect
Mustha (Cyperus rotundus)
- It is a grass that is used in Ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory properties
- It pacifies Kapha and Pitta Doshas
Trivrit (Ipomoea turpethum)
- It balances Pitta and Kapha Doshas.
Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and (Cryptolepis buchanani)
- Balances the three Doshas particularly Kapha and Vata Doshas
Chandan (Santalum album)
- Traditionally used in the treatment of skin disorders
Rakta Chandan (Pterocarpus Santalinus)
- Balances Kapha and Pitta Doshas
- It is used as an anti-ageing agent in folk medicine.
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
- Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory
Chitraka (Plumbago indica)
- Ayurvedic digestive
- Pacifies the Vata Dosha
- Balances Kapha and Pitta Doshas
- It is an Ayurvedic catalyst that helps the medicines penetrate better
Aswagandharishtam dosage is adults 15 to 25 ml and children 5 to 10 ml
Mental and Physical Health - Ayurvedic Perspective
Ayurveda is a holistic science that addresses the prevention as well as treatment of health issues. Since health is dependent on the Dosha balance it is important to follow Ayurvedic recommendations for lifestyle and diet. One can also take rejuvenating and nutritive Ayurvedic supplements to help the body recover its balance. Stress relief practice combined with Vata balancing diet and habits will help calm the mind.
The present-day has brought so much stress, depression, and anxiety that people have started taking drugs to release mental tension. Our living and dietary habits have taken a toll on our mental and emotional life. Neurological disorders are the disorders that arise because of damage to the central or peripheral nervous system of the body. The spinal cord, brain, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, cranial nerves, neuromuscular junction, autonomic nervous system make a part of the nervous system. There could be a number of diseases related to this, including, epilepsy, Alzheimer, dementia, migraine, multiple sclerosis, neurosis, psychosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc
There are over 600 neurological disorders, but most commonly seen in the present-day are:
- Alzheimer: It is a type of dementia that makes it hard for the person to think and remember everything.
- Migraine: It is a headache disorder characterized by severe throbbing pain that can last from a few hours to a few days.
- Multiple sclerosis: It occurs because of a faulty immune system that attacks the nerve fibers and majorly causes problems in signal transmutation between the brain and the body.
- Neurosis: It is a mild mental disorder that leads to anxiety, depression, and distress.
- Psychosis: It is a severe symptom caused by trauma or stress affecting the way the brain functions. People get confused when they talk about Neurosis and Psychosis, as neurosis vs psychosis are two different terms. Psychosis is insanity, while neurosis is a mild mental condition.
What are the causes of neurological disorders?
While the cause is not always the stress as these conditions may also occur because of viral or bacterial infections, trauma, or due to immune system response.
The other causes may include:
- Lifestyle-related causes
- Nutrition-related causes
- Environmental influences
- Physical injuries
What are the signs of neurological disorders?
The signs of the neurological disorder may vary depending upon the type of disorder. Some people may face physical complications while some may gather emotional symptoms.
The emotional symptoms may include:
- Mood swings
- Sudden outbursts
The physical symptoms of Neurological disorders include
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Weakness in the muscle
- Partial or complete loss of sensation
- Difficulty reading and writing as they need concentration
- Poor cognitive abilities
- Unexplained pain in the side of the brain
- Decreased mental awareness
Physical And Mental Weakness Problems - Overview
Our general physical and mental health are interconnected. Good physical health can be maintained by treating health issues, eating well, and having good habits. A balanced diet and an active lifestyle keep a person physically strong and help mental well being as well. Depression and stress-related issues are treated with stress management techniques and counselling and medication when required.
- Keep the medicine out of reach of children
- Overdosage may trigger side effects
- Seek your ayurvedic physician's advice before consuming this tonic.