Siddha herb “Amukkura” commonly known as Indian Ginseng is widely used in treatment of variety of diseases affecting Mind and body. Roots are mainly used in Siddha Medicine. This medicine has no Side effects and recent research in Modern science has proved its amazing properties in management of diseases like Cancer, AIDS etc. Anti carcinogenic effect of this plant has been studied in animals and cell culture which showed suppressing intercellular tumour necrosis factor and it has antioxidant properties. In AIDS and HIV, this herb helps increasing the White blood cell count so to increase the immunity of the body for defence mechanism against various infections and diseases.
Anxiety and stress has commonly affected one and every life making one’s mind unstable leading to irritation, difficulty in concentration, mental agony, depression etc. Amukkura or Amukkura kizhangu has been used traditionally to cure such psychological ailments and sleep disorders.
Botanical name : Withania somnifera
The species name somnifera means “sleep bearing” in latin indicating the sleep inducing properties of this herb. Also known as “Aswagandham” meaning “Sweat of a Horse” believed to give a man strength and vigor like that of a horse. This plant is available in the form of powder or choornam, leghyam and tablet form. Physicians usually prescribe it with different adjuvants like honey, ghee, or milk depending on the ailment.
Siddha Medicinal Uses :
Nervine tonic : Used in treatment of Nervous disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s etc.
Anti-inflammatory : Helps reducing swelling and improves blood supply. Used in treatment of Arthritis and Inflammatory conditions.
Anti-stress : Lowers stress hormones cortisol and reduces stress, anxiety. Promote mental calmness.
Aphrodisiac : Used in treatment of both male and female infertility. Improves sexual vitality and sperm count in males.
Soporific property : Induces sleep and helps in treatment of Insomnia.
Antioxidant and Anticancer properties
Tonic and Immune enhancer : Used in treatment of AIDS and HIV.
Diuretic : Used in treatment of Urinary tract infections and Leucorrhoea
Kayakalpa drug : Restores youthful state of physical and mental health. In children it acts as a health tonic.
Improves brain function, controls Blood Pressure and heart rate.
Used in treatment of Respiratory problems like asthma.
Amukkuram or Aswagandha has a wide use in herbal world, this amazing herb can treat so many problems without any side effects. In short, Amukkura is a complete tonic for Mind & Body. There may be many more unknown health benefits which are secrets and yet to prove. However, it is a request to all our readers to consider this information only for education and purpose of knowledge. Don’t go for any aswagandha supplements through ads or self medication. Consult your doctor and get prescribed for the apt medicine. Keep Fit & Stay Healthy.