Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is a Sanskrit word which is derived from two words ‘Ashwa’ (Horse) and ‘Gandha’(Odour). The term means “the smell of a horse” as Ashwagandha root smells like urine of horse.
It is also known to vitalise the body to give it strength like a horse. Ashwagandha has more than 4000 years old medicinal history. In Ayurveda, it is among the most vital herbs and also known as the king of herbs.
Medicinal Properties and Uses:
Ashwagandha is also known by the name Indian ginseng or Winter cherry. This herb is used to treat diseases such as breath-related problems, female specific problems, fevers, sleeplessness, inflammation, etc. It also strengthens the muscular, reproductive digestive and nervous systems. Read the video transcript here.
Dr. Arora talking about Ashwagandha