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ashwagandha

ashwagandha

One of the world’s most renowned herbs. Adaptogenic nightshade from India in the pepper family, known as "Indian ginseng", provides energy and a rejuvenating lift while at the same time calming and soothing the nerves. Chemically similar to ginseng, yet superior in relieving stress. Roots used to make famous medicinal powder. Great for exhaustion from physical and mental strain, stress-related ulcers, nervous exhaustion, depression. Helps boost thyroid hormone and adrenals to prevent stress-caused thyroid burnout. Popular aphrodisiac, increasing libido and performance in 75% of men who use it. Estrogen-like effect that stops internal bleeding, excessive uterine bleeding, hemorrhoids and also hemorrhagic dysentery (bloody diarrhea). For fatigue, chronic disease, impotence, memory, arthritic inflammation, rheumatic pain, anxiety, insomnia, respiratory disorders, nervous disorders, gynecological disorders, uterine infections, nerve impulses, sex-enhancing, erectile dysfunction, female and male fertility, cancer, increases hemoglobin, circulation, nutrient absorption, liver and kidney tonic, clears the mind, strengthens nerves, promotes restful sleep, lessens graying of the hair, increases performance in athletes, balances hormones, hypertension, anti-aging. The whole plant is useable. It grows as a short shrub (30 inches ,75 cm) with a central stem from which branches extend radially in a star pattern, covered with fuzzy wooly hairs. Small green flowers, ripe fruit is orange-red and has milk-coagulating properties.
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Ashwaganda is also reputed to work as an aphrodisiac and is believed to help prevent male sterility and female infertility.
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My favorites are tinctures of Rhodiola, Eleutherococcus senticosa, or Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera).
With the exception of the Ashwaganda used in the Perfect Weight Formula that is momentarily exposed to high heat, all ingredients are 100 percent active and have not been subjected to high heat used in some tablet manufacturing processes.
Effect of ashwaganda on lipid peroxidation in stress induced animals.
I recommend a broad range of adrenal supplements for this purpose, including adaptogens such as rhodiola, Cordyceps mushroom, ashwaganda and Researched Nutritional's Multiplex and NT Factor Energy.
Eleuthero, Adaptogenic, American ginseng, schisandra, rhodiola rose ashwaganda
Somersize Crave Control is meant to help weight management and contains cinnamon, tumeric, holy basil, chamomile, fenugreek, gymnema sylvestra, bay leaf cloves, chromium and vanadium; Somersize Activated Multivitamin features non-GMO isoflavone-rich soy with B vitamin-rich nutritional yeast; Somersize Balanced Energy is meant to increase metabolic energy, assist the body's adaptation to stress and support immune function and contains green tea, kola nut, schizandra, American ginseng, bladderwrack, kelp, ashwaganda, rhodiola, eleuthero and mustard, and Somersize Digestive Complex contains ginger, plant enzymes, lecithin, peppermint, celery seed, parsley seed, uva ursi, dandelion, black pepper and apple cider vinegar.
Indian herbs such as shatavari and ashwaganda that relax the central nervous system and enhance brain function promote a meditative state ideal for connecting with spirit.
Other adaptogens include Ashwaganda, Schizandra, and Dong quai.