Ashwagandha Lehyam is also called Asvagandhi Leham. It is extremely famous for treating Muscle weakness, Body weight problems and Body Weakness. The name is derived on the basis of its content as the main ingredient of the medicine is Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen which improves overall health and well-being. It’s been almost one thousand year’s since the medicine was put to use. It also improves our cognitive skills, Thyroid Function, Aphrodisiac, Immunity, Energy, Positivity, Reproductive needs etc.

There is also another name for Ashwagandha Lehyam, which is Withania Somnifera. (A winter cherry, Gooseberry)

Regionally, India and Africa produce a lot of Ashwagandha products. These regions consider it as natural as water. This Herbal tonic/Jam helps us to keep equilibrium with our body and our surroundings.

Function/Characteristic

1. Reduces anxiety
2. Reduces Stress
3. Facilitates Concentration
4. Social connections
5. Eliminates fatigue
6. Antioxidant
7. Improves Sleep
8. Improves Cognitive functions
9. Great for Memory
10.Improves Energy and Healthy Weight

Benefits of Ashwagandha lehyam

It resembles Tomato and Potato

1. They (the ingredient of Ashwagandha Lehyam) are the sources of significant phytonutrients which include, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, and Steroidal Lactones. Steroidal Lactones helps the herb to gain medicinal benefits. Adaptogen property of the medicine helps the body to maintain Homeostasis in the case of exposure to too much stress. We all know stress comes from Tension, Unwanted Thinking, Lack of Nutrient, Lack of Sleep, Overloaded Work, Improper balance in handling Responsibilities etc.

2. Ashwagandha is termed as Indian Ginseng plant as it is very similar to Asian as well as American ginseng Plants.

3. It has bioactive substances to exhibit mechanisms of the body. It is anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, anticancer, and antioxidant. The medicine was also being tested to treat hyperlipidemia, coronary heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, atherosclerosis, obesity, and stroke.

4. Glucose tolerance can be increased after consuming the medicine. It acts as an antidepressant tonic which helps to treat the depressed.

5. Due to poor Diet and Habits, many people in the world face Thyroid dysfunction whose main cause is Hormonal Imbalance. Thyroid induces Energy inside our bodies, hence the lack of thyroid balance would mean imbalanced Energy. People tend to become more susceptible to infection and illness.

6. Ashwagandha Lehyam brings balance in thyroid functions of our body and also equalises the effects. The secretion of Triiodothyronine and thyroxine helps to maintain balance. People tend to stay calm and more relaxed rather than irritated and angry.

Uses of Ashwagandha lehyam

1. Fight fatigue
2. Aphrodisiac
3. Helps in quick recovery
4. Keeps optimum levels of energy in the body
5. Improves respiratory functions
6. Improves gastric functions
7. Improves Blood purification
8. Builds Muscles.

Ingredients of  Ashwagandha lehyam

  • Ashwagandha
  • Atmagupta
  • Clove
  • Lavanga
  • Nagakesara
  • Salaimisri
  • Small cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Yashtimadhu
  • Jati

Dosage and Administration

Up to 5 years of age the dose is1 to 2 Gram twice a day

From 5 to 12 years old the dose is 5 Grams twice a day

We can have it with honey, Milk or Warm Water after each meal (twice)

Side effects of Ashwagandha lehyam

It’s specially disallowed for people suffering from diabetes, as the medicine contains more sugar.

It may show some diuretic effect.

Few complained about a little increase in indigestion and sleep.

Its consumption in a few cases has caused Diarrhoea, Gastrointestinal problems, Nausea, Drowsiness, and fluctuating Blood level inside the body.

It also may affect Blood pressure, Hormonal balance and Glucose level in the body.

Precaution

Store in dry and cool surroundings, which is away from sunlight.

Brands

1. Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal
2. Zandu 
3. Dabur
4. Kerala Ayurveda
5. Nagarjuna

Prescription

Although the medicine is completely safe for consumption, it has few mild side effects along with its benefits.

People who undergo surgery before or after taking medicine are restricted to not consume the medicine.

It’s best to be avoided by expected mothers.

Life of the medicine

3 years from the date of manufacturing. 

It’s best to check the container first.

Preparation of the medicine

1. Ashwagandha helps prepare Kasahyam, which is known as Withania Somnifera also.
2. We further add Sariva, Jiraka, Madhusnuhi, and sugar, so we can start the process of heating.
3. While the mixture is being heated, we add few Raisins and some Ghee.
4. We continue heating the mixture looks concentrated enough.
5. Lastly, some cardamom is added with a little honey to complete the procedure.