Vaidya Mishra's Knowledge Newsletter
The main prabhava (property) of ashwaghanda is balya, meaning that it gives bala (strength). In Ayurveda, bala can signify many different kinds of strength: mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and sexual. Ashwagandha mainly gives mental and physical strength, as well as sexual stamina.
Ashwa is the Sanskrit word for "horse," and gandha is the word for "smell," or essential character. It is the essential character of horses to be strong, and to easily cope with ever increasing workloads. Ashwagandha gives you a great ability to handle stress, especially mental stress, by making you strong like a horse.
Learn seven other prabhavas (special qualities) of ashwagandha in Vaidya Mishra's 32 minute audio lecture: Ashwagandha - Learn About a Great Herb for Stamina, available for instant download for $0.99. In this lecture you will also learn other important names and physical properties of this famous Ayurvedic herb directly from the Sanskrit verses.
In Ayurveda, ashwagandha is not recommended for people with a pitta physiology, or with lots of amavisha (acidic, reactive toxins) in the body. The reason is that ashwagandha has both an ushna guna (warming physical effect) and ushna virya (deeply heating quantum property, or potency).
Luckily, Vaidya Mishra's Ashwagandha Soap delivers the balya prabhava (strengthening quality) of ashwagandha without its ushna guna (heating quality). Gunas are physical properties. Since the soap does not contain the physical herb, just its essence, in a cooling, nurturing base of organic shea butter, you get the benefit of ashwagandha without the heating effect. This is the perfect delivery system for ashwagandha in the pitta physiology.
Start your day with extra herbal support for mental and physical stamina. This is one of Vaidya Mishra's most delicious smelling soaps—the whole bathroom is filled with its aroma—and, no, it doesn't smell anything like a horse!
“Total Ashwagandha” (Vaidya Mishra’s proprietary herbal blend), Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, in a base of Shea butter, Coconut oil, Palm oil, and Safflower oil, with Sorbitol, Sorbitane and Purified water
Use in the shower or bath, by the sink, or wherever you keep soap. You can use on the hands, the face, or the body.
As with all herbs, please consult your physician before using.
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