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Author : Gurnam Saini  

Posted On : 16 December, 2013




Ashwagandharishta is widely used Ayurveda formulation for general body ache, muscular weakness. It is considered to have aphrodisiac and rejuvenation properties.



Aswagandharishtam is made of Indian ginseng as a main ingredient, which is efficacious for imparting vitality and strength inside the body. Moreover, Aswagandharishtam is considered a nervine tonic and nurtures various systems of the body. It has its good calming impact on the mind as well.



Main Ingredients of Ashwagandharishta



Withania somnifera or winter cherry is main ingredient in Ashwagandharishta. It is also known as Indian ginseng because it has similar effects as panax ginseng. Besides Indian ginseng, it has other important ingredients such as asparagus adscendens, rubia cordifolia, terminalia chebula, berberis aristata, licorice, pueraria tuberose and terminalia arjuna.



Ayurveda Pharmacological action of Aswagandharishtam



Pharmacological action of Aswagandharishtam is mainly due to its nutritious herbs such as Indian ginseng, asparagus adscendens, rubia cordifolia, licorice, pueraria tuberose and terminalia arjuna. These herbs aid to pacify vata humor as per ayurveda. Mainly Vata is related to nervous system of the body. 



Ashwagandharishta has active principle mainly derived from Withania somnifera during process of fermentation. That active substance is withanoid, which are responsible for pain relieving, strengthening and calming effects. It also acts as anti-inflammatory so it used is widely used in arthritis. However, it has been useful for osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis.



Ashwagandharishta contains berberis aristata, which has anti-hemorrhagic action so Aswagandharishtam is beneficial in piles too.



Ashwagandharishta is rich in vitamins and essential nutrients that make it perfect body and mental tonic for maintaining overall health. Ashwagandharishta consists of herbs with muscle strengthening action. It also  aids to provides strength to penile musculature and aids in erectile dysfunction and impotency. Due to strengthening impact, it is also used in emaciation, muscular atrophy and neuropathies.



Traditional Ayurveda textbook Uses and indications of Aswagandharishtam



  1. General weakness
  2. Memory weakness
  3. Emaciation
  4. Nervine weakness
  5. Erectile dysfunction
  6. Vertigo and dizziness
  7. Osteoarthritis
  8. Rheumatoid arthritis
  9. Loss of libido
  10. Muscular atrophy




Side effects of Ashwagandharishta



Ashwagandharishta is not given in case of diabetes mellitus due to jaggary content. It can cause abdominal irritation if used in excess amount i.e. more than 100 ml per day.




  1. Ras tantra saar avum sidh prayog sangreh
  2. Ayurveda saar sangreh
  3. Bhaishajya Ratnavali




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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

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