Jaived Ashwagandharishta is Ashwagandha based ayurvedic liquid preparation used in a variety of aliment and general debility. It is also a health tonic, which helps to restore strength after a long-standing disease, improve immunity and improves overall health.
Generally, Ashwagandharishta is beneficial in all Vata predominance diseases, according to ayurvedic science. It also a good remedy for men’s health problems including infertility and impotency. It helps people suffering from depression, mental disorders, dementia, etc.
Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) has the following healing properties.
- General tonic
- Uterine tonic
- Anti-anxiety (anxiolytic)
- Heart tonic
- Energy booster
- Athlete or sports supplement
- Digestive stimulant
- Mild sedative
- Mild analgesic
Ashwagandharishta (Aswagandharishtam) is helpful in following health problems.
- Physical weakness
- Psychological problems
- Sadness and drowsiness
- Anorexia nervosa
- Sleeplessness or insomnia
- Neurological disorders
- Chronic headache or migraine
- Dementia or memory loss
- Brain Atrophy
- Muscle, Joint & Bone disorders
Ashwagandharishta reduces joint inflammation and swelling. It is also beneficial to build up the bone mass with a combination of Hadjod (Cissus Quadrangularis) calcium and mineral supplement.
Osteoporosis or decreased bone mineral density (supportive therapy for strengthening bones and joints and preventing fractures)
Fibromyalgia or muscular cramps
- Male infertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Postpartum depression (along with saraswatarishta)
- Loss of libido
- Uterine weakness
- Recurrent miscarriages
Ashwagandharishta Benefits & Uses
Ashwagandharishta has the following health benefits and medicinal uses.
Ashwagandharishta provides strength to the body and it is helpful in treating physical weakness. The withanolides present in the Ashwagandha are responsible for this action. It brings strength in the body and acts as antioxidant as well as adaptogenic.
Ayurvedic doctors frequently use Ashwagandharishta in fatigue. It gives relief and provides vitality. It reduces tiredness and fatigue by increasing the ability of the body to handle the physical as well as mental stress.
Ashwagandharishta supports the adrenal gland and improves its functions. The too stressful life is an underlying cause of adrenal fatigue and the adrenal gland becomes unable to produce enough amount of cortisol stress hormone to cope with the stress.
Ashwagandha, the main ingredient of Ashwagandharishta, has the ability to improve the functions of the adrenal gland and to reduce physical, mental, and emotional stress. Ultimately, it reduces stress and improves adrenal functions. Ashwagandharishta helps in the following symptoms.
- Feeling difficulty in the morning to get out of the bed
- Feeling tiredness even after waking up in the morning
- Trouble to think clearly
- Inability to concentrate on tasks and finish the tasks within time limits
However, Ashwagandha alone can work in the above symptoms and condition, but the bioavailability of Ashwagandha constituents is more with Ashwagandharishta.
Aswagandharishtam helps improving body weight and muscle mass. It improves appetite too, which also helps in gaining weight fast.
Some people suffering from anxiety have symptoms such as feeling uneasiness, trouble sleeping, cold hands or feet, restlessness, and tingling sensation in hands or feet. In all these symptoms, Ashwagandharishta works well. According to Ayurveda, all these symptoms occur due to VATA and PITTA imbalance in the body. Ashwagandharishta works on VATA type anxiety with the above symptoms. In PITTA type anxiety, people have palpitation, burning, or heat sensation in hands or feet and restlessness. In such conditions, Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), licorice, shankhpushpi, Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium), and praval pishti (coral calcium) should be taken with Ashwagandharishta.
Ashwagandharishta has antidepressant properties. It relaxes the mind and increases the serotonin level in the brain. Thus, it improves interest in daily activities, corrects sleeping patterns, reduces irritability, and increases energy level.
Sleeplessness or insomnia
The calming action of Ashwagandharishta helps people with insomnia. It relaxes the mind and reduces mental fatigue. The common cause of insomnia is excessive thinking during the night or some disturbing thoughts floating in the mind. In such a condition, Ashwagandharishta cannot work alone.
Some psychotic factors may play a role in the development of anorexia nervosa. These include.
- Anxiety or mental stress
- Feeling trouble handling stress
- Excessive worrying
Ashwagandharishta has the ability to reduce all these precipitating factors. Secondly, it is prepared through the fermentation process. This method provides it a digestive stimulant characteristic, which ultimately improves feeling for eating something.
Ashwagandharishta is a good remedy for all types of men’s problems. It increases fertility and improves libido. It is commonly used in men’s problems in combination with Vang Bhasma and Labub Kabir.
According to Ayurveda, uterine weakness is the main cause of recurrent miscarriage and infertility of unknown origin. Ashwagandharishta improves uterine health and strengthens uterine muscles. Thus, it prevents miscarriages and improves fertility. However, Ashwagandha powder with cow’s milk has better results than Ashwagandharishta in the treatment of recurrent miscarriages and infertility. Aswagandharishtam is given when patient also has loss of appetite and feel difficulty to digest the Ashwagandha with milk.
Dosage & Administration
The general dosage of Ashwagandharishta is as follows.
Infants Not Recommended
Children 10 ml (2 tsp.) *
Adults 20 ml (4 tsp.) *
Pregnancy Not Recommended
Lactating Mothers 20 ml (4 tsp.) *
Geriatric (Old age) 20 ml (4 tsp.) *
Maximum Possible Dosage 60 ml per day (in divided doses)
* Twice a day with equal amount of water
When to Take: After Food
Caution & Side Effects
Ashwagandharishta is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people. Some patients have reported heartburn and acidity after taking Ashwagandharishta. Generally, these side effects occur in people with a history of gastritis, GERD, or ulcer. Therefore, it is also contraindicated in the following diseases.
- Acidity or hyperacidity
- Mouth ulcer
- Sour mouth or throat