Ashwagandha (Winthania somnifera) is a tonic and sedative in one, hence it has a dual action of energising while calming. Ashwagandha strengthens an exhausted nervous system, and is very useful in conditions caused by stress. It is classified as a Medhya (tonic for the nervous system and mind).
It is beneficial for any imbalances in the muscles as it reduces inflammation and strengthens muscle tone.
As a uterine tonic it helps to balance hormones in women and pacifies symptoms associated with menstruation, peri-menopause and menopause.
Its rejuvenating effect on the male reproductive organs helps to improve libido and fertility.
Ashwagandha can strengthen a weakened immune system. As a painkiller and anti-inflammatory it is commonly used in arthritic conditions. (S. Pole, 2006)
It appears to have both immunosuppressive and immunologic abilities and is therefore a 'true adaptogen' (Tilloston 2001)
Ashwagandha supports the lungs and helps to alleviate respiratory conditions.
Dosage: Adults take 1 teaspoon with a small amount of warm water twice daily 15 minutes before meal on an empty stomach preferably morning and evening. Not recommended during pregnancy.
Storage: Store in cool and dry place below 40 C out of direct sunlight.
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A special treatment method is used to prevent contamination. Sampling and analysis methods are used for checking purity of the products, While certifying plantations and farms, LACON looks at the field specification, the crops that are being grown, the crop cycles being followed, the quality of seeds used, the date of sowing and harvesting, the yield estimate per hectare – to name a few parameters that are taken into consideration.
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