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Ayurveda: Ashwagandha

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In the ancient Eastern practice of Ayurveda, people are defined by their unique blend of the three doshas - vata, pitta and kapha. This personal make-up is known as your constitution or prakriti.

Although each individual prakriti will respond differently to foods and herbal medicines, ashwagandha (sometimes referred to as 'Indian ginseng') is recommended for anyone and everyone, and is considered one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.

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Although there is still a way to go with current medical testing and trials, this adaptogenic herb is thought to boost the immune system and fight against stress, fuel energy and combat fatigue, improve memory and aid sexual health for both men and women.

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Ashwagandha can be consumed either as a powder or as a capsule - whatever suits your lifestyle best. As with similar herbal supplements, it is worth investing the time and money to ensure a high quality product from a reputable source.

Powders can be added to smoothies, juices, porridge and baked goods mixtures, while the capsules are best taken with breakfast.

A typical recommended dose is between 600-1,000 mg twice daily, though remember to consult a medical professional before starting any new supplementation.

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