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Use Ashwagandha for Insomnia | Yoga of Eating

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

Ashwagandha is an ancient renowned herb which has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic* Medicine. The word " Ashwa " means " Horse and the word " Gandha " means Smell. This name also symbolizes and hints towards its giving the user the virile power of a stallion. Its heavy and nurturing qualities can pacify stress, emotional instability, ungroundedness and a scattered mind . Ashwagandha, if taken in the morning is known to impart vigor and strength and if taken at night, will bestow deep sound and uninterrupted sleep. Warm , fresh , homemade Almond milk is a great accompaniment with Ashwagandha.

Note : Though Ashwagandha is generally regarded as a safe, please consult your Dr before taking any herb.

*Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of traditional natural healing in the world. Also known as the sister of Yoga, it stresses deeply on nutrition and lifestyle for optimal health.

Ayurveda believes that there are three bio energies ie Vata ( Air and Ether Elements), Pitta ( Fire and Water ) and Kapha ( Earth and Water) within the body and their balance or imbalance determines the state of good or ill health .

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