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Benefits of Ashwagandha | Ashwagandha Uses

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Ashwagandha capsules of Planet Ayurveda are recommended for weight gain. Other name for ashwagandha is withania somnifera. Ashwagandha extract is used in ashwagandha capsules of planet ayurveda. Ashwagandha capsules go under quality analysis test and are made from pure herb. These capsules are natural and 100% vegetarian. The capsules are safe for usage in many medical conditions as well as for weight gain.

Dosage of Ashwagandha Capsules/ How to Take ?

Dosage – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily, with warm water, after meals


Ashwagandha is an erect branched under shrub up to 1.25 m in height, minutely stellate tomentose. Root fleshy, tapering, whitish brown. Leaves ovate, flower greenish. It grows in dried parts in subtropical regions.

  • Stem - Ashwagandha stem is terate, branched, cylindrical, solid, clothed with mealy, stellate-hoarytomentun.
  • Root - Ashwagandha roots are straight, unbranched, thickness varying with age. Its roots bear fibre like secondary roots, outer surface buff to gray yellow with longitudinal wrinkles. Stem bases variously thickened; nodes prominent only on the side from where petiole arises, cylindrical, greenwith longitudinal wrinkles; fracture, short and uneven. Roots odour is characteristic;bitter and acrid. The roots when dry are cylindrical, gradually tapering down with a brownish white surface and pure white inside when broken.
  • Leaves - Ashwagandha leaves are cauline and ramal, simple, exstipulate, petiolate, ovate, acute, entire and up to 10 cm long. Petioles up to 1.25 cm long.
  • Flowers - Ashwagandha flowers are ebracteate, pedicellate, complete, hermaphrodite, pentamerous,actinomorphic and hypogynous, gamosepalous, 4-6 mm in diameter, lucid-yellow or greenish. Its flowering time is in Winter.
  • Fruits - Ashwagandha fruitis a berry enclosed in the green persistent calyx, 5 mm in diameter, smooth, more or less globose, green when unripe, orange-red coloured in ripening stage
  • Seeds - Ashwagandha seeds are bean shaped, endospermic, yellow andorange-red coloured, some what scurfy.


Ashwagandha capsules are readily available at planet ayurveda. Benefits of ahwagandha are many and especially helps in weight gain. Ashwagandha capsules are prepared from ashwagandha extract. Extract is more pure and concentrated form and is more beneficial. Ashwagandha has been used by ayurvedic medical practitioners since ancient times and has proven results.


  • Adaptogen : Ashwagandha is muscle-building formula, though the herb's main use is as an adaptogen, similar to ginseng. Adaptogens are purported to help your body deal with stress, whether it be physical or mental. Though it has been used for thousands of years in Indian medicine, a strong body of scientific evidence does not exist to back any use for ashwagandha.
  • Muscle building : Ayurvedic doctors also recommend ashwagandha to treat weight loss that is associated with low levels of testosterone in men.
  • Endurance : Ashwagandha is good for increasing the stamina of the body and thus helps in increasing the endurance of an individual.
  • Stress : Ashwagandha's purported ability to help your body resist stress may help to balance your cortisol levels and boost low thyroid function that is the result of chronic stress.
  • Strengthening tonic : It is also a specific strengthening tonic for countering poor growth in children as well as convalescence and the diseases of aging. Ashwagandha has an affinity with the nervous system, improving strength of mind and treating wasting diseases, insomnia, and neurasthenia. It shows an affinity with the musculoskeletal system and is useful for treating joint and nerve pain as well as weaknesses in the knees and the back.
  • Ashwaghandha as a Muscle Toner : Ashwagandha is considered a rejuvenating or tonifying herb in Ayurveda. It is given to children who have low body weight, people with debility or those who are convalescing. Due to its muscle-building capabilities, specifically anabolic muscle, athletes may find it useful for increasing muscle weight, tone and athletic performance.

Dosage of Ashwagandha Capsules/ How to Take ?

Dosage – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily, with warm water, after meals