Stress : Investigation both clinical and experimental have observed that Ashwagandha acts as an anti-stress and adaptogenic herb
Digestive Disorder : The root of the plant is used for
treating digestive disorders like dyspepsia and loss of
appetite. It corrects the disorder processes of nutrition
and restores the normalcy in the system.
General Debility : Its root finds its use in treating
general debility. It is taken in 2-gram doses for this
Arthritis : The root is effective in the treatment of rheumatic affections. It should be taken in 3-gram doses in treating this condition.
Insomnia : The root is also narcotic, inducing deep sleep and hence beneficial in treating insomnia without inducing the effects of sedatives and tranquilizers
Women's Diseases : The herb helps to cure female sterility. Powder of the roots in 6 gram doses can be taken with milk for 5 to 6 successive nights after menstruation.
Skin Disorders : The leaves of the plant are beneficial in treating several skin disorders. Fomentation of the leaves is good for boils and swollen hands and feet. A paste of the leaves is locally applied to kill lice infesting the body and on carbuncles (painful swelling inside the skin) and syphilitic sores. An ointment prepared by boiling the leaves in fat such as ghee can be applied in case of bedsores and wounds. A paste made of it roots and; leaves is also a useful application over carbuncles, ulcers and swelling.
Brain Tonic : Ashwagandha as; Rasayana and Balya Roots of winter Cherry are highly acclaimed tonic for brain and nervous system in Ayurveda. Regular use of Ashwagandha improves Stress tolerance. It is also to improve the immune functions and acts as an anabolic during convalescence period.
Aphrodisiac : Two to four grams of root with milk or ghee can be taken as an aphrodisiac to enhance libido. The drug is beneficial for the treatment of spermatorrhoea or involuntary ejaculations. Two to four gram of powdered root can also be taken daily with sugar, honey, long pepper and ghee in the treatment of these conditions