Ashwagandha: Snapshot

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Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India, regard this root as the Indian answer to ginseng for the male libido. It is mainly used in the West as a restorative for the elderly and the chronically ill. For such regenerative purposes, it can be taken as a milk decoction to which may be added raw sugar, honey, pippali and basmati rice. As such, it inhibits aging and catalyzes the anabolic processes of the body. It is a good food for weak pregnant women, it helps to stabilize the fetus. It also regenerates the hormonal system, promotes healing of tissues, and can be used externally on wounds, sores, etc. Ashwagandha is believed to maintain the immune system and is often prescribed in India to be taken along with antibiotics to prevent weakening of the immune system. It elevates iron levels in the blood, slightly decreases respiration, lowers…

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7 thoughts on “Ashwagandha: Snapshot

  1. Fascinating information! I mainly rely on argan oil for minor skin issues, but will research to see if this can be used with that.
    We don’t eat actual sugar, and for sweetners, we use honey agave syrup or stevia, which seem less likely to feed cancer.
    Hope you are having a wonderful year!

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