Ashwagandha's Energy Boosting Benefits

Ashwagandha's Energy Boosting Benefits

by Kottakkal Support October 20, 2023


Health cannot be accurately measured by age alone and is more accurately measured by our energy, strength and immunity levels. The main goal of Ayurveda is to maintain the best health by balancing your doshas (homeostasis) and preventing ama (toxins) from accumulating. This requires a diet and lifestyle regimen designed for your specific body type along with foods and herbs that help build strength and immunity. Ashwagandha is an important Ayurvedic herb that benefits both the mind and body.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is commonly known as Indian Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng. The name “Ashwagandha” is derived from the word “ashwa,” meaning horse. It is believed that after consuming the root, one gains powers similar to that of a horse. The second part of the name “gandha,” means fragrance and refers to the characteristic fresh smell of the roots when harvested. Traditional Ayurveda uses Ashwagandha to help build strength and immunity.

Ashwagandha is one of Ayurveda’s most important herbs and is classified as a Rasayana for its wide range of energy boosting properties. Herbs classified as rasayanas offer a rejuvenative and anti-aging effect and support overall health, stamina, and vitality. Among all the Ayurvedic rasayana herbs, Ashwagandha is known as a sattvic kapha rasayana. Scientifically rasayanas are categorized as adaptogens that improve an individual’s ability to cope with stress and adapt to change.

In one important study published in 2011 titled An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda noted the following benefits of Ashwagandha.

  • Supports brain and nervous system function
  • Supports memory
  • Supports sexual and reproductive health
  • Supports the body's resilience to stress
  • Supports immunity by boosting cell-mediated immunity
  • Antioxidant properties help protect against cellular damage

In a more recent paper published in 2023, titled Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) - Current Research on the Health-Promoting Activities: A Narrative Review concluded it offers many health benefits. Its’ neuroprotective and anti-neurodegenerative properties support and help many disorders related to the nervous system. It is also being widely researched and evaluated for its antibacterial properties, reproductive health, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic properties. It has rejuvenative properties support the heart, nerve, and muscle strength.

Ashwagandha Herbal Supplements

  • Ashwagandha Churnam is a fine powder that can be mixed with warm water, ghee, or honey.
  • Ashwagandha Tablet is a fine powder that is compressed into tablets to take with warm water.
  • Ashwagandha Arishtam is an herbal liquid formula that is fermented with sugar which helps improve its bitter taste. The main herb Aswagandha is combined with other herbs that are well-known for their nervine properties that help the mind feel balanced and calm. Ashwagandha Arishtam balances vata dosha, supports men's health, nourishes the muscles, nerves and bones, improves stamina and strength of the body.


Kottakkal is committed to offering the highest quality Ayurvedic Healthcare. We offer two ways to have an Ayurvedic consultation. 1. Free 15-minute Consultation with our Ayurvedic practitioner, Julie Wardwell for when you need a product recommendation for a basic health problem. 2. In-depth Consultation with our Ayurvedic doctor, Vaidya Vishwanath Guddadar for when your condition is chronic with multiple symptoms.

Article References:

  • Singh, Narendra et al. “An overview on ashwagandha: a Rasayana (rejuvenator) of Ayurveda.” African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines: AJTCAM 8,5 Suppl (2011): 208-13. doi:10.4314/ajtcam. v8i5S.9
  • Mikulska P, Malinowska M, Ignacio M, Scutwork P, Nowak J, Pesta K, Szeliga M, Zolani D, Judasz E, Kaczmarek G, et al. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)—Current Research on the Health-Promoting Activities: A Narrative Review. Pharmaceutics. 2023; 15(4):1057.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shopWe will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.


Kottakkal Support
Kottakkal Support

Also in Healing with Kottakkal Ayurveda

An Ayurvedic Solution for Acne
An Ayurvedic Solution for Acne

by Kottakkal Support April 12, 2024

Acne is a common skin condition affecting millions of people around the world. Acne refers to the appearance of blemishes, or small, inflamed bumps, on the surface of the skin. Acne typically appears on the face, chest, or back but can appear anywhere on the body. While acne is mostly seen in teenagers it can affect anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, skin type, or gender.

Read More

Spring is Kapha Season
Spring is Kapha Season

by Kottakkal Support April 05, 2024

Spring is kapha season and the time when kapha transforms from its winter solid state (ice and snow) to its spring liquid state (rain and mud). When the weather warms and melts kapha the same thing happens inside our bodies. For people with imbalanced kapha, the liquid state can make respiratory and digestive symptoms seem worse. Symptoms of imbalanced kapha include morning sinus congestion, dripping nose, watery eyes, low appetite, nausea, and feeling sluggish.

Read More

Abhaya Arishtam: The Ultimate Rejuvenator

by Kottakkal Support March 29, 2024

Abhaya Arishtam balances all three doshas by supporting digestive strength, reducing ama from the gut, easing gas and bloating, and supporting normal bowel movements. Abhaya Arishtam is useful for piles due to its astringent quality which helps reduce swelling in the bowels. And at the same time is useful for constipation as it promotes the body’s natural peristalsis movement.

Read More