Current Planetary Positions

Nutrition

Sugars and Tratak

Journal Entry: Nutrition and Exercise

Ashwaghanda

 

I use this herb regularly. It strengthens the body in a variety of ways and though often primarily prescribed for  this very reason, in my case, the relaxation qualities are most helpful. I usually take 500 mg (gelatin capsule) in the evening as a way to promote deep restful sleep. If I feel unusually “wired” I’ll take 1000. I’ve also taken it as a tincture and it is just as effective.

 

From time to time I take it during the day as well. Provided I’m not tired or sleepy in the daytime, ashwaghanda is very relaxing and promotes good meditation. It is considered “Ayurveda’s ginseng”. I agree though in contrast to ginseng, it is not just strengthening but also relaxing at the same time. Excellent Herb. I place it at the very top of my own list.

 

A website that lists some ashwaghanda benefits:

 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-ashwagandha-benefits#1