Actions: Withania somnifera overall has a warming, drying, yet rejuvenating effect which can be beneficial to all doshas, specifically for Vata and Kapha types. It is a rasayana herb, restoring physical and mental wellbeing. It also promotes healthy sleep patterns and assists against insomnia, without being a sedative.
- Nervine tonic
- Hypoglycemic effect- Glucose regulator
Indications: Insomnia, diabetes, stress management, anxiety, depression, asthma, ulcers, aging, memory
Safety/Contraindications: No known contraindications. Can be too heating long-term for Pitta constitutions.
Preparations and Doses:
- Tea: 3-5 grams of herb/ cup of water or ½ of the dried root per cup of water, simmered no less than 20 minutes
- Powder: 3-6 grams/day