Often translated as ‘strength of a stallion’, Ashwagandha is a highly valued herb in Ayurveda and found in many of its formulas. Known as the ‘Indian ginseng,’ Ashwagandha is a restorative that supports resistance to stress, particularly within the brain and nervous system.
Ashwagandha Herbals from Maharishi AyurVeda
The following list contains some of the Maharishi AyurVeda herbals that have Ashwagandha, as either a main or a major ingredient. It can be taken alone, but the real skill of Ayurveda is in the careful combining of herbs, and other natural materials, to create a synergy, where the holistic healing effect adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Such combinations also allow particular health qualities or intelligences inherent within herbs, such as Ashwagandha, to be more fully expressed.
Peace of Mind tablets help you maintain a calm mind and steady emotional state without the reduction in alertness often experienced with conventional remedies.
For maximum efficiency in life, good resistance to stress is vital. Peace of Mind tablets help nourish the mind-body connection for a calmer response to stressful situations and assist in all mental activities: energy, creativity, perception, consciousness, self-realisation and all three aspects of memory – acquisition (dhi), retention (dhriti) and recall (smriti).
With Ashwaghanada as one of its main ingredients, Fertility Plus for Men is designed to maintain fertility and vigour in men.
This formula combines 12 other ingredients that include: Silk Cotton Tree, Indian Asparagus, Cowage, White Musali, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Shilajit, Ginger, Black Pepper, Long Pepper, Zinc Bhasma and Black Lipped Oyster Pearl.
Vital Man (MA924)
Vital Man herbal supplement offers the special nutritional requirements for men who are physically and mentally active.
Supportive of greater energy, stamina and strength, this revitalising formula, that includes Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Black Musale, and Liquorice, promotes the effective absorption of nutrients, which in turn supports more efficient energy production.
Balancing to all the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), Vital Man builds vigour and stamina holistically, and aids in general well-being and resistance to stress.
MAK Ambrosia is one of Ayurveda’s most powerful Rasayanas (rejuvenators), promoting vitality and strength in both mind and body.
13 whole rare herbs and fruits are combined in precise proportions to creating a synergy that is greater than the sum of its parts. It has been designed to promote the optimum functioning of mind, brain and nerves.
MAK Ambrosia boost mental potential and enhances three types of mental function: acquisition, retention, and recall of information. This all-natural blend is said to promote Ojas, the finest body tissue and traditionally seen as central to long life and perfect health.
Supporting the nourishment and functioning of the nerves, Regen Nerve contains several ingredients found in the Peace of Mind and Blissful Joy formulae, combined with other herbs that help maintain the physical structure of the nerves.
According to AyurVeda, happiness is innate within our body and mind – we sometime just need a little support for our own inner joy to express itself. Blissful Joy is an Ayurvedic formula designed to do just that.
By helping remove the toxins that clog the body, and make us feel dull or sad, Blissful Joy nourishes the mind-body connection. This process supports the memory of bliss in your cells, and helps balance the hormones that govern emotions.
The resulting experience of renewed energy, happiness and well-being, means that situations that used to cause stress are handled more easily. You’ll find yourself responding to life’s challenges with a new outlook.
Do you sometimes need a boost to your energy levels. Would you prefer to increase your energy in a balanced and natural way?
Combining 19 herbs and minerals, Rasayana for Energy helps clear out your body channels to allow the full flow of energy, and to support the natural growth of energetic new cells.
Rasayana for Energy will help you feel revitalised and full of life.
‘Mother Divine’ refers to the creative, evolutionary power of natural law that is present within the innermost Self of each of us. Mother Divine Rasayana supports the experience of the most refined value of feminine life and of higher states of consciousness in women who are following an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Joint Soothe helps you maintain healthy joints. If digestion is weak toxic waste (Ama) can accumulate in the joints. This Ayurvedic formula stimulates digestion, help keep the joints and circulatory channels clear of Ama, and helps purify the blood.
In combination Guggul and Tinospora help cleanse fat tissue, bones and joints. At the same time Shilajit, Aswagandha and Indian Asparagus provide long-term bone and joint nourishment. Aswagandha, Indian Asparagus and Ajowain support joint mobility.
Ayurveda views sleep problems in terms of the three-Doshas:
- A Vata Dosha imbalance may manifest as difficulty falling asleep and restlessness during the night
- An excess of Pitta may result in waking up in the early hours and finding it hard to get back to sleep
- A Kapha disorder may result in feelings of heaviness and lethargy upon waking.
Maharishi AyurVeda has a range of herbal supplements for that can help with the whole range of sleep problems:
- Blissful Sleep Basic (MA1778) is the basic formula, allied with which the more specific formulas are taken
- The Dosha-specific formulas are Blissful Sleep Kapha (MA1682), Blissful Sleep Pitta (MA1684) and Blissful Sleep Vata (MA1683).
This Ayurvedic preparation helps support natural sleep by soothing the mind and senses.
In terms of Ayurveda, worry, anxiety, having an over-active mind, and experiencing difficulty in sleeping, indicate an imbalance in the sub-dosha of Vata called Prana Vata. The Peace at Night herbal formula is designed to naturally settle and balance Prana Vata and settle you allow you the experience of a peaceful night’s sleep.
Ashwagandha, also known as Winter Cherry, is considered one of the major restorative herbs by Ayurveda. It is said to restore strength and vitality to both men and women.
One of the most widely used herbs in Ayurvedic, Ashwagandha has been used since ancient times for many purposes. It supports resistance to disease and the reproductive, respiratory and nervous systems. It is said to promote Ojas, the finest body tissue, and traditionally seen as central to long life and perfect health.
Ashwagandha powder can be boiled in milk and taken just before bed.