Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a medicinal shrub that is used to make ayurvedic medicines. It is believed to maintain the mental and physical well being and is used to treat arthritis, insomnia, constipation, diabetes, fever, and snake bites.

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I have been suffering from narcolepsy. What is the ayurvedic treatment available for narcolepsy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have narcolepsy and have lived for years without taking medications for it. Before this, I took stimulants for 20 years. I developed a deep asana, breath, and sadhana ten years ago. I have moved from my pitta years toward vatta. I am taking a blend of Bacopa, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vipula Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Narcolepsy has two types, 1 and 2; which one do you have? Please elaborate more about your symptoms. Ashwagandha is a herb in its raw form, and Ashwagandharishta is a self-fermented form of medicine made from Ashwagandha. I suggest you to...  Read Full »

What are the Ayurveda medicines for cough, cold, fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem with a frequent cough, cold, fatigue, etc. I started taking Chyawanprash and Maha Sudarshana churna in the morning and Chyawanprash and Triphala powder at night. After 1 month of usage, I feel quite better. Further, I also have fatigue, insomnia, and stress. So, I am plan...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Chawyanprash and Maha Sudarshan churan are very good for your problems like cough and cold. You can take Chawyanprash regularly for three to four months. As it is good for increasing immunity, you can continue it. You have already taken Sudar...  Read Full »

How much dosage of Ashwagandha should I take for sleep disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, How much dosage of Ashwagandha should I take for sleep disorder? As of now, I am taking two grams per day at night time after the meal, even after that I feel so much difficulty in falling asleep. Could you please suggest what to do regarding its dosage and the proper time to take it?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavia K. Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The amount of Ashwagandha you are using now is enough. But you should mix it in medium hot cow's milk and drink it at bedtime. But there are so many reasons for not getting better sleep. So first, we have to find the actual cause of the sleep...  Read Full »

What is the best Ayurvedic multivitamin for my 76-year-old father?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know if there is a good Ayurvedic multivitamin for a person of 76 years of age. Also, can Moringa and Giloy be taken together? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Farzana Roshan. M

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. There are no such multivitamins in Ayurveda. Instead of that, I suggest you can give normal supplements to him such as Zincovit (multivitamin) syrup or tablet. I would like to know, why are you giving him Moringa and Giloy? Is there any reason? Do...  Read Full »

Can Ashwagandha be used for premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PE problem and also facing issues with erection after the first orgasm. The second erection just does not happen till the next day or later. I need a remedy for this issue as I recently got married. Is Viagra, Penegra or Cialis the solution? Or should I take a natural remedy like V...  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ashwagandha is an herb that has been used since centuries to treat impotence, premature ejaculation, infertility, and other sex disorders. It is an adaptogenic herb which nourishes nerves and improves nerve function as well that helps your body adapt to stress, one of th...  Read Full »

I do not have sex drive. Kindly suggest some natural remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 30, weight is 82 kg, and height is 5 feet and 8 inches. I am doing exercises regularly. My problem is that I do not have a sex drive. I have tried taking Manforce 100 mg two tablets a month, but it still did not work. Please help me as I do not want to be dependant on tablets fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. According to your height and weight, your BMI is 27, which is outside the normal range. The BMI should be between 19.5 to 24.9. So, you need to lose some weight. I suggest the following lifestyle changes: Walk daily as it will increase the blood...  Read Full »

Does Shankhpushpi help to tackle depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking allopathic antidepressants since two years now, and I want to try ayurvedic medications for the same. How can I change it? I want to take Shankhpushpi now. Can I take only ayurvedic medicine, or should I take both?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have been taking medications for depression from past two years, it is not advisable to quit medicine immediately or shift from allopathic to ayurvedic. Instead, start ayurvedic medicine along with allopathic medication. After some time, when you start getting r...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some ayurvedic measures to tackle insomnia and anxiety.

Query: Hi doctor, I have started on drugs to address insomnia and job related anxiety. When I experienced allergic reaction I was advised to discontinue Clonazepam a Benzodiazepine drug and I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms. They include sleeping problem and flu like symptoms. I am taking medication su...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi. T. S.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I cannot comment on your allopathic medicines. You should take those medicines according to your physician advice. But, I can suggest you few ayurveda remedies to overcome your issues. Boil 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha churna in 1 glass of milk and 1/2 glass of water, till...  Read Full »

Why am I losing weight continuously for the past 18 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male, and I am losing weight continuously from the last 18 to 25 days. I weigh 48 kg. I feel hungry, but do not feel like eating anything. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for weight loss. Some medical conditions and bad body metabolism are common causes. Loss of appetite is one of the primary cause of emaciation. I suggest you try doing the following. Take Ashwagandha and Shatavari powder, 3 gm twice daily with mi...  Read Full »

My acupuncturist gave me herbs to take rectally for anal fissure. Is this safe?

Query: Hello doctor, My acupuncturist gave me herbs to take rectally for anal fissure which I had previously been taking orally. They are in a lower dosage (25 ml rectally they had been 180 ml orally). When taking them orally, they had to be taken before bed, which helped me to have a good sleep with quit...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not know what medications you are taking. Is it Ashwagandha per the recommendation of an acupuncturist? But I have seen your attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are several tags like structures seen, and it may cause a fissure in ...  Read Full »

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