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Ayurveda Medicinal properties of Ashwagandha

Ayurveda texts describe medicinal properties of ashwagandha as follows

1. "Kando vajikaraha smritaha"- The roots of ashwagandha act as Vajikara or aphrodesiac.  Hence it helps in erectile dysfunction, prevents premature ejaculation and increases quality and quantity of semen.

2. "Ashwagandha anila shleshma shwitra shotha kshayaapaha". Ashwagandha helps in conditions like inflammation, vitiligo, and in general weakness. It also helps to alleviate vata and kapha dosha. Thus ashwagandha is beneficial in diseases arising from vitiation of vata and kapha.

3. "Balya rasaaayani tiktaa kashayoshnaatishukrala”. Ashwagandha strengthens the body and rejuvenates its tissues. It increases quality and quantity of semen.

4. "Vriddho api bhavedyuvam" . Regular use of ashwagandha helps elderly persons to gain energy like a youth.

Ashwagnadha helps to reduce stress, inflammation. It increases digestion and helps to eliminate intestinal parasites. Researches have shown that ashwagandha helps to reduce blood pressure, asthma and helps in skin diseases. This herb is used as a vital ingredient in many ayurvedic preparations which are used in epilepsy and other psychological disorders. It normalizes sleep and helps to reduce cough and allergic bronchitis.

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