How to Use Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the wonder herbs of Ayurveda. Some scientific researches have proved it to be very effective for multiple health benefits. But unfortunately, most of the people do not know how to use it.

Ashwagandha can be used in many more ways and in multiple combinations according to the individual requirements. Some of the widely used Classical preparations based on Ashwagandha are

  • Ashwagandhaghrita
  • Ashwagandhavaleha
  • Ashwagandharista
  • Sukumaraghrta – especially for children, made in Indian butter or Ghee.
  • Maharasnadi yoga – used for pain relief
  • Ashwagandha churna
  • Saubhagyasunthipaka – normally used for speedy postpartum recovery

According to Ayurveda, each individual has a different body type or prakrati. He will have a different genetic constitution as well unique emotional and physiological brought up. Besides, he has a different diet and lifestyle than others. Therefore every individual has different physiological needs.

In Ayurveda, normally there are no fit-all guidelines, esp. in the case of herbal remedies. However, here are some general home remedies that can be used by most of the people without any side effects. Please take care to use these home remedies according to individual digestive capacity because it is important for a herb to get digested properly in order to create the desired health benefits. While starting any medicine, it is important to prepare the body for a good digestion. Therefore it is a good idea to fast for 1 day before starting any of the following remedies. Besides one should have a hearty lunch and a very light dinner to preserve the digestion in it’s the best form.

For the best results, it is advisable to visit a qualified physician and get personalized advice.

Ashwagandha Based Home Remedies for

General Wellness –

Take 1 tsp of Ashwagandha churna early morning empty stomach with luke-warm water/ normal water. Avoid eating anything for next 30 min to ensure proper absorption of the herb.  This remedy helps to normalize any imbalance in the overall physiology.

Male Fertility

Mix 1-2 tsp of Ashwagandha churna in 500 ml milk. Boil the milk until approx half of the quantity evaporates and only approx 250 ml milk remains in the vessel. Sieve the milk and mix 1-2 tsp of Puran Ghrit or organic A2 cow ghee in it. Drink this milk early morning empty stomach. Avoid morning tea or any other food for the next 45-60 minutes after consuming this milk. Please consume freshly prepared warm milk for best results. Continue this milk for 2-3 months in order to see the best results. Avoid excess sexual activity for this duration.

Female Fertility

Mix 1 tap each of Ashwagandha and Shatavari in 500 ml milk and boil the solution till only half of it remains. Sieve the milk and add 1-2 tsp of Puran ghee or organic A2 cow ghee to the organic milk and consume when warm and fresh early morning empty stomach every day. Continue drinking this milk for 2-3 months to see the best results.


Take 1 tsp of Ashwagandha churna, 5-6 cardamom, 2-3 cloves, 1 tsp of turmeric. Make a mixture of 200 ml of milk and 200 ml water. Add the herbs to the mixture and boil till only half of the liquid remains. Add 1-2 tsp of Puran Ghrit or organic A2 cow ghee to the milk. Consume this milk warm and fresh before bed. Avoid going to sleep for the next 25-30 minutes after consuming this milk. This remedy is also helpful in allergic bronchitis, chronic rhinitis, and chronic cough.


Take 1-2 tsp of Ashwagandha Avaleha with warm milk at night before bed. Avoid going to sleep for 20-30 mins after consuming this medicine.


Mix 1 tsp of Ashwagandha Ghrita in 200 ml of warm organic milk and consume after breakfast. Ensure a healthy appetite through regular exercise while consuming this remedy otherwise, it might result in weight gain. This remedy also helps to relieve the body pain during the first few days after starting the exercise.

General Weakness

Take 10 ml of Ashwagandharishta and mix it with an equal amount of water. Consume this liquid after lunch in order to remove indigestion, general weakness and during recuperation. This remedy should not be used by Pitta or vata prakrati people, alcoholics, and menstruating or pregnant women without the advice of a qualified physician.


Take 1 tsp of Ashwagandha Churna, 8-9 fresh Tulsi leaves, 10 gm coriander leaves, 1 tsp of organic turmeric powder. Mix 200 ml of milk with 200 ml of water. Add all the herbs to this liquid mixture and boil until half of the liquid evaporates. Consume this milk every after 2-3 hours to reduce the fever. Even if you are taking antibiotics, this milk will help to prevent possible damage to blood cells, liver and kidney due to fever as well as antibiotics.

These are few of the simple home remedies that can help you to preserve your health in a natural way.

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  1. Aman says:

    Yes, I have Migraine otherwise as well and am under treatment for last 7-8 years without much success. Normally if I eat very heavy meals or milch products, that doesn’t suit me much and can lead to headaches and/or migraine, too much ground nuts, sweets, rich and heavy diet basically.


    1. Diet and lifestyle improvement can help you a lot. Please refer to the blog – Ayurvedic lifestyle for excellent digestion


    2. Also, just see if you are taking genetically modified ashwagandha. Gm food can cause severe allergies and can even trigger autoimmune disorders


  2. Aman says:

    I have migraine problem otherwise as well and it is actually very severe and I have been under treatment for last 7-8 years. I have tried Ayurvedic and Homeopathic treatments for 3-4 years without any impact. Allopathic treatment has helped somewhat but not removed it completely. But when I take Ashwagandha, it triggers very severe Migraine that lasts for several days and somehow nobody is able to explain it. My predicament is that I want to take Ashwagandha as it helps me in my sexual functions but the headache that it gives is just unbearable.


  3. Aman says:

    Ashwagandha helps me significantly in sexual health and especially erection related problems but it has a serious side effect which I can’t find anywhere mentioned. Whenever I take any supplement which has Ashwagandha, I get severe Migraine headache that lasts for 2-3 days and it’s so terrible that all the benefit goes down the drain. Please suggest what should I do.


    1. This is strange, thanks a lot for sharing your experience. Have you used Ashwagandha powder separately without any supplement combination? because there can be other elements in the supplements that can cause this pain.


      1. Aman says:

        Yes, this happens with pure Ashwagandha as well, where there’s no other added substance. And the resultant migraine pain persists for as long as up to a week actually before it completely goes away! The least I have suffered has been with homeopathic Ashwagandha mother tincture but have no idea why. Even that has some pain symptoms but not so pronounced.


      2. That’s very rare!! Do you have migraine problem otherwise also, or it is only because of ashwagandha only? IS there any other food that causes migraine? Probably I can help you.


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