- Increases lean muscled mass
- Balances blood sugar levels
- Improve pancreas function
- Decreases body fat
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates metabolism
- Increases energy
- Increases activity of the enzyme systems
- Promotes strong bones and heals damaged muscle tissues
- Enhances brain function
- Restores youthfulness
- Chelates heavy metals and body toxins
- Transports nutrients into the cells
- Increases the electrical potency of the cells
- Antioxidant and free radical scavenger
- Known aphrodisiac/libido enhancement
Part Used: Fruit
Tissues: Works on all tissue elements and increases Ojas Systems (subtle essence of all vital fluids) : Circulatory, digestive, excretory
Actions: Nutritive tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, laxative, refrigerant, stomachic, astringent, hemostatic
Indications: Bleeding disorders, hemorrhoids, anemia, diabetes, gout, hepatitis, osteoporosis, constipation, general debility, tissue deficiency, mental disorders, palpitations
AMALAKI is one of the strongest rejuvenatives in Ayurvedic medicine, increases red blood cell count and nourishes the bones. It is the highest natural source of vitamin C, with 3000 mg per fruit.
Ashwagandha, Winter Cherry Withania somnifera; Solanaceae
Part Used: root
Energetics: bitter, astringent, sweet/heating/sweet
Tissues: muscle, fat, bone, marrow and nerve, reproductive
Systems: reproductive, nervous, respiratory
Actions: tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, nervine, sedative, astringent
Indications: general debility, sexual debility, nerve exhaustion, convalesce, problems of old age, emaciation of children, loss of memory, loss of muscular energy, spermatorrhea, tissue deficiency, insomnia, paralysis, weak eyes, rheumatism, skin affliction, cough, difficult breathing, anemia, fatigue, infertility, glandular swelling.
Ashwagandha, is the best rejuvenative herb, particularly for the muscles, marrow and semen and for Vata constitution. It is used in all conditions of weakness and tissue deficiency in children, the elderly, those debilitated by chronic diseases, those suffering from overwork, lack of sleep or nervous exhaustion.
Sattvic in quality, it is one of the best herbs for the mind upon which it is nurturing and clarifying. It is calming and promotes deep, dreamless sleep.
It also regenerates the hormonal system, promotes healing of tissues, and can be used externally on wounds, sores etc. Five grams of the powder can be taken twice a day in warm milk or water, sweetened with raw sugar.