Amukkara / Ashwagandha / Withania Somnifera is an amazing herbal plant used in the Indian Traditional Medicine System , for over a millennium .
Ancient medical practitioners have utilised herbs , plants and minerals to develop formulations as rasayanas, tonics and medicines to improve strength, boost immunity and treat disorders naturally . One such powerful herb is Amukkara , known by botanists as Withania Somnifera, commonly known as Ashwagandha and Indian gensing .
‘Ashwa ‘in Sanskrit,literally means horse, ‘gandha’ means smell , and so Ashwagandha or Amukkara herb justifies its name as it has been known to provide man with a strength and vigour like that of a horse.The scientific name Withania Somnifera means sleep inducing in Latin.
Amukkara has a rich history due to its healing properties , rejuvenating and strength providing effects .
As a healing agent in the treatment of Gastritis , Gonorrhoea, Bronchial Asthma, Dyspnoea , Severe itching , Anaemia, Splenomegaly , Burning sensation of body and Peripheral Neuritis, Amukkara Curnam has also the following health benefits.
1. Anti anxiety and performance booster.
•increases stamina and endurance.
•helps body respond appropriately to
acute and chronic stress.
•enhances mental faculties by
improving the function of brain and
2. Anti inflammatory and anti arthritic properties.
•ideal for use in rheumatoid and
3. Improves body’s defence mechanism
by enhancing cell mediated immunity.
4. Believed to improve the function of
the reproductive system.
5. Can be applied on burns and wounds
6. Promotes the production of natural
skin oils and essential proteins which
hydrates the skin and keeps it supple
and strong .
7. As a hair care , Amukkara is
believed to increase blood flow and
improves scalp circulation which
strengthens roots and stimulates hair
Recent studies and researches on the health benefits of Amukkara herb has shown significant results and this powerful tonic herb could become an alternate source for treatment and cure for various illnesses and diseases.