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.
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 qualities or intelligences inherent within such multifaceted herbs as Ashwagandha, to be directed to particular conditions in a more focused way.
Ashwagandha (known in the West 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 healing, Ashwagandha has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. It supports the reproductive, respiratory and nervous systems.
Ashwagandha powder can be boiled in milk and taken just before bed.
Peace of Mind tablets help you maintain a calm mind and steady emotional state without the reduction in alertness often experienced with conventional remedies.
When you feel pressured or tired, even minor irritations can turn into major issues. It's not usually the incident itself that's at fault, it's your ability to cope with stressful situations. The way your body reacts to stress is instinctive and automatic so, to improve your health and longevity, improving your stress response 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 restore 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.
Supporting greater energy, stamina and strength, this revitalising formula, that includes Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Curculigo, 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, pesticide-free 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.
When we feel of lonely, sad, irritable, anxious or have low concentration, we naturally look for ways to overcome these feelings. And it would be great to find a natural way that does not create harmful side-effects.
The good news is that happiness is already innate in our body and mind - they 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.
Rasayana for Energy (MA1403)
Do you sometimes feel tired and worn out? Would you like to boost your energy in a balanced 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 disorders 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.
Peace at Night can be used in conjunction with Blissful Sleep.