Ashwagandha anxiety relief herb benefit dose dosage
Medical uses to ease tension, anxiety, and to improve vitality and wellbeing, relief of anxiety, influence on immune system
November 22 2016

Dosage for anxiety relief
Ashwagandha herb is a shrub cultivated in India and North America whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners. Ashwagandha herb contains flavonoids and many active ingredients of the withanolide class. Several studies over the past few years have indicated that ashwagandha herb has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor , anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties. It can also help with relaxation and reduction of anxiety.

Benefits of Ashwagandha herb, blood sugar and cholesterol
One small study found ashwagandha herb benefit blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and have a slight diuretic effect.

Aphrodisiac
This plant is historically used as a sex enhancer. Laboratory studies show another benefit of ashwagandha herb is that it can produce nitric oxide which is known to dilate blood vessels.

Sexual herbs that are effective and potent
Herbs that have an influence on sexuality include: Catuaba herb, cnidium monnieri, coleus forskohlii, horny goat weed herb, maca herb, Mucuna Pruriens herb, Muira Puama herb, Rehmannia herb, Tongkat Ali herb, tribulus herb, and Yohimbe.

Q. Is zallouh effective for sexual enhancement as is ashwagandha? What about Tribulus Extract?
A. We think tribulus is more effective than ashwagandha, but we don’t know enough about zallouh.

Buy Ashwagandha herb root extract, 500 mg, 60 veggie caps
Formulated by physician Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Supplement Facts:
Ashwagandha root extract 500 mg. Suitable for vegetarians.

Suggested Use: As an herbal dietary supplement, take one ashwagandha capsule a few times a week.
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Gentle aphrodisiac improvement
Q. I am a 56 yr old male with I suppose age related erection problems. Which of your natural products would you recommend? I am of a very anxious, nervous disposition , having  minor tremble in hands at times of stress and at meetings. I am not too keen on taking any prescription medicine and I would like to know if you had a product that would not make anxiety worse.
A. Perhaps ashwagandha at 200 to 500 mg a day over a period of several days may be appropriate since this aphrodisiac herb acts in a mild stimulating way.

Ashwagandha: a Mood enhancing and Anti-anxiety Herb
The roots of Withania somnifera are used extensively in Ayurveda, the classical Indian system of medicine, and WS is categorized as a rasayana, which are used to promote physical and mental health, to provide defense against disease and adverse environmental factors and to arrest the aging process. In rodent studies ashwagandha has been shown to reduce anxiety and have positive effect on mood.

Ashwagandha is an herb that is extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional health care system in India. It is used as a general tonic and “adaptogen”, helping the body adapt to stress.  In addition, the herb has been shown to possess antioxidant activity.

Combining with medications for anxiety, Xanax, Valium
Q. I read that it is better to not take it at the same time than another anti-anxiety medication. So, sometimes I use a Rivotril pill for anxiety. When I plan to take a Rivotril, how long do I have to wait after taking ashwagandha herb?
A. Rivotril is the brand name for clonazepam. A safe approach would be to wait till the next day.

Cancer prevention, tumor inhibition
Another benefit of ashwagandha herb is that it may have antitumor ability.

Growth inhibition of human tumor cell lines by withanolides from ashwagandha herb Withania somnifera leaves.
Life Sci. 2003.
Ayurvedic medicines prepared in India consist of ashwagandha herb root as one of the main ingredients. The herb is consumed as a dietary supplement around the world. The leaves of ashwagandha herb were used in the treatment of tumors and inflammation in several Asian countries. We have isolated twelve withanolides from the leaves of this species. Compounds were tested for their anti-proliferative activity. We conclude that incorporation of ashwagandha herb in the diet may prevent or decrease the growth of tumors in human.

Immune system improvement, immunity
Q. I noticed you didn’t mention any scientific study on the effect of ashwagandha in our immune system. Recently I read that withanolides suppress our immune system so now I’m confused. i also learned that now there’s a patented ashwagandha called Sensoril and there’s a withanolide in it that acts as immunomodulator, so im thinking maybe this is the one that suppresses our immune system. There are many kinds of ashwagandha in the market, root, extract etc. Is ashwagandha product ok to take , will it hurt or help our immune system?
A. The immune system is very complicated and it is difficult to know the effect of an herb unless it is studied in various dosages for several months on a large group of humans. No such study has been done so we can’t say for sure what the influence of ashwagandha is on the immune system. As a rule, it is best not to take an herb in high doses for prolonged periods, and as long as it is used 2 or 3 times a week, we don’t see any major problems arising with immunity.

I started to take it after hearing about it from an individual who was learning Ayurvedic medicine. Started with another brand last summer with the idea of strengthening the immune system for the winter (long and cold in central Maine). Probably started a bit early as it generated significant heat. Found the Physician Formula website after conducting an ashwagandha search. Felt Dr Sahelian had researched thoroughly, was knowledgeable about a good source of supply. I am unsure whether it has strengthened my immune system but as the herb has anti oxidant and anti stress / anxiety properties I plan to continue using it and have changed my source of supply to Physician Formula. There is a possibility the herb has enabled me to be more accepting of life’s situations. My current thinking is to stop the ashwagandha during our warm and hot months of May to September.

 

Thyroid gland function
Q. Does ashwagandha influence thyroid function?
A. Ashwagandha may influence hormone levels but western research with ashwagandha herb is very limited and we don’t how at this time in any clear way how ashwagandha and thyroid hormone levels are related but there are some reports that excess use can stimulate thyroid hormone release and symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

Q.  I had my thyroid gland removed years ago. I am taking Levoxyl or whatever thyroid medicine that I need to be on for the rest of my life. Since ashwagandha may stimulate the thyroid, what would it do to me since my thyroid is “dead”?
A. We would think it would not have much of an influence in terms of thyroid effect since you don’t have an active thyroid gland. It is a good idea to start with smaller doses of ashwagandha, such as a half of a capsule.

Vision, eyesight
Q. Can ashwangandha improve eyesight?
A. The influence of ashwagandha on eyesight is minimal compared to other herbs and supplements such as lutein.

Ashwagandha herb and extract questions
Q. Please tell me if ashwagandha is rich in amino acid arginine. I have herpes and I can’t take it if it has a lot of arginine.
A. The amount of amino acids in a 500 mg ashwagandha capsule is so insignificant as not worthwhile to be mentioned. any protein food you eat will have thousands times the amount in a capsule of this herb.

I am confused about ashwagandha having or not having the amino acid arginine. I have been reading a bunch about it and hear that it has high amounts of arginine and ornithine, which would account for its sex-enhancing properties or erectile function. Or do other properties in the herb enhance things? Ashwagandha sounds like it does the exact same thing to the male reproductive system as supplemental arginine would or by eating foods high in the amino acid?
The sexual effects of ashwagandha are not due to arginine. Ashwagandha has dozens of compounds in it that work in many ways in the body and their effects are very different than arginine. It is a distraction to focus on the arginine content or lack thereof in ashwagandha herb.

Suppliers
Ayush Ayurvedic herbal company is a supplier.

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