Lehyam (Avaleha)

Ashwagandha Avaleha

Ashwagandha Avaleha improves physical strength, physical endurance capacity, stamina, vigor, and vitality. It increases the healthy subcutaneous fat and muscle mass in the body. Therefore, it is commonly used for increasing body weight and boosting endurance capacity for physical work and exercise. Therefore, it is commonly used as ayurvedic sports supplement in athletes and sportspeople. It is beneficial in all types of neuromuscular diseases and used as supportive therapy in addition to other medicines. It is helpful in the management of men’s health problems that includes oligospermia, impotence, and erectile dysfunction. It is also beneficial for arthritic disorders, fibromyalgia, lower backache, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

Ingredients (Composition)

Milk384 Parts
Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera32 Parts
Chaturjat Churna (Dalchini – Cinnamon, Tejpata – Indian Bay Leaf, Elaichi – Green Cardamom, and Nagkesar – Mesua Ferrea)1 Part
Shuddha Jaiphal (Nutmeg) – Myristica Fragrans1 Part
Kesar (Saffron) – Crocus Sativus1 Part
Vanshlochan (Tabasheer) – Bamboo Manna1 Part
Mochras – Bombax Malabaricum½ Part
Jatamansi (Spikenard) – Nardostachys Jatamansi½ Part
Safed Chandan (White Sandalwood) – Santalum Album½ Part
Khadira (Catechu) – Acacia Catechu½ Part
Javitri (Mace) – Myristica fragrans½ Part
Pippali (Long Pepper) – Piper Longum½ Part
Piplamool (Long Pepper Roots) – Piper Longum½ Part
Laung (Clove) – Syzygium Aromaticum½ Part
Kankol (Sheetal Mirch or Kababchini) – Piper Cubeba½ Part
Patala – Stereospermum Suaveolens½ Part
Bhallataka (Marking Nut) – Semecarpus Anacardium½ Part
Singhara (Water chestnut) – Eleocharis Dulcis½ Part
Akhrot (Walnut) – Juglans Regia½ Part
Gokshura (Small Caltrops) – Tribulus Terrestris½ Part
Ras Sindoor½ Part
Abhrak Bhasma½ Part
Naga Bhasma½ Part
Vang (Vanga) Bhasma – Bang Bhasma½ Part
Loha Bhasma½ Part
Sharkara – Sugar45 Parts
Water – for making Chashni (Sugar Syrup)Q.S.
Reference: Bharat Bhaishajya Ratnakar 152

Preparation Method

For making Ashwagandha Avaleha, take milk and add fine powder of Ashwagandha. Boil the mixture until it becomes thick. Now, remove it from the heat and add other ingredients. Mix them well.

Now, take another pan. Add water and sugar in the pan. Boil it to make sugar syrup. When the 1-string sugar syrup is ready, add the above mixture. Simmer the mixture on low flame until it attains the consistency of an Avaleha. Now, Ashwagandha Avaleha is ready.

Pharmacological Actions

Ashwagandha Avaleha has following medicinal properties:

  • Ergogenic – Enhancing physical performance (e.g. of a sportsperson)
  • Adaptogenic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Anabolic effect
  • Erectogenic
  • Spermatogenic
  • Libido booster
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Soporific (Sleep inducing)
  • Nervine Tonic
  • Neuroprotective
  • Anti-arthritic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Rasayana (Rejuvenating)

Dosha Karma

Ashwagandha Avaleha mainly acts on Vata Dosha and likely to increase Kapha Dosha. Therefore, it will increase body weight and muscle mass.

Ashwagandha Avaleha Indications

Ashwagandha Avaleha is helpful in following health conditions.

  • Oligospermia
  • Impotence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Physical weakness or debility
  • Emaciation
  • Low libido
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Backache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia

Ashwagandha Avaleha Uses & Benefits

Ashwagandha Avaleha is mainly used due to its aphrodisiac, erectogenic, spermatogenic and libido booster properties. It mainly acts on the testis, penile tissue, muscles, subcutaneous fat, bones, and joints.

Impotence & Erectile Dysfunction

Ashwagandha Avaleha contains several ingredients, which exerts erectogenic action. It gives strength to the penile tissue and improves erections. Erectile Dysfunction is a most common indication for using Ashwagandha Avaleha. It also improves timings and performance.


Ashwagandha Avaleha is useful for treating oligospermia. It increases count due to its spermatogenic action, which helps to promote spermatogenesis.

Underweight &         Emaciation

Ashwagandha Avaleha is prepared from milk and Ashwagandha, which are rich in many nutrients. It also increases the boy weight and can be used to treat emaciation. It increases muscle mass and improves the gain of a balanced amount of healthy subcutaneous fat.

It is heavy to digest. Along with Ashwagandha Avaleha, ayurvedic appetizers such as Trikatu Churna should also be used for improving appetite.

Fatigue, Physical Weakness & Debility

Ashwagandha Avaleha boosts physical strength and stamina. It reduces fatigue and increases physical endurance capacity. It is helpful for reducing fatigue, weakness, and debility.

Ashwagandha Avaleha Dosage

The general dosage of Ashwagandha Avaleha is as follows.
Adults5 to 10 grams (Generally, 1 teaspoon is sufficient)
Maximum Possible Dosage20 grams Per Day (in divided doses)
Doses: 2 Doses per day
Best Time to Take: 45 minutes before meal or 2 hours after meal
Adjuvant: Warm Milk

Safety Profile

Ashwagandha Avaleha is possibly safe when used for a short period. It contains Naga Bhasma, which makes it unsuitable for the long-term use.

Side Effects of Ashwagandhadi Avaleha

There are no side effects reported with Ashwagandhadi Avaleha.


Ashwagandhadi Avaleha should not be used in the following health conditions:

  • Kidney Diseases
  • Obesity or overweight – it is likely to increase weight

Pregnancy & Lactation

Ashwagandha Avaleha contains some ingredients, which should not be used during pregnancy and lactation. It is best to avoid it if you are a pregnant or lactating mother.

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