Ashwashila Capsule Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects
Scientific Review on Patanjali Ashwashila Capsule
Ashwashila Capsule contains Ashwagandha and Shilajit. Both ingredients provide strength to the mind and body and improve non-specific immunity. Therapeutically, it is beneficial for fatigue, stress, physical debility, sexual weakness, joint pains, osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy and urinary disorders.
- 1 Ashwashila Capsule Ingredients
- 2 Pharmacological Actions
- 3 Therapeutic Indications
- 4 Ashwashila Capsule Benefits
- 5 Ashwashila Capsule Dosage
- 6 Safety Profile
- 7 References
Ashwashila Capsule Ingredients
Patanjali Ashwashila Capsule contains:
|Ashwagandha Extract – Withania Somnifera||200 mg|
|Shilajit – Dry extract of Asphaltum||200 mg|
Pharmacological Actions are based on its ingredients – Ashwagandha and Shilajit, which are mainly used for their adaptogen, aphrodisiac, and rejuvenating actions.
Ashwashila Capsule has following medicinal properties.
- Rasayana (Rejuvenating)
- Mild Anti-Asthmatic
- Mild Antihypertensive
- Uterine Tonic
Ashwashila Capsule has USHNA (hot) potency. Both ingredients – Ashwagandha and Shilajit have TIKTA (Bitter), KATU (Pungent) taste and USHNA (hot) potency. Therefore, it is best suitable for increased or aggravated KAPHA & VATA Dosha. People with Vata disorders can take it along with warm milk. People with Kapha disorders can take it with warm water. However, Ashwagandha has anabolic action, which might also increase body weight. Shilajit benefits for losing weight. Therefore, both ingredients may counteract to balance the effects of each other in case of obesity, but when taken with warm water.
Ashwashila Capsule is helpful in following health conditions.
- Physical Debility
- Sexual Weakness
- Alcohol Withdrawal Anxiety
- Joint Pains
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Low immunity
- Urinary disorders
Ashwashila Capsule Benefits
The main effects of Ashwashila Capsule appear on the brain, reproductive organs, muscles, and joints. It is beneficial neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and diseases of the reproductive system.
There are several causes of fatigue. Ashwashila Capsule works well when you experience tiredness due to lack of sleep, lack of physical activity or excessive physical activity, anemia, anxiety, depression, diabetes, stress, and use of alcohol. It improves sleep and strengthens the body.
Both ingredients of Ashwashila Capsule reduce fatigue. Shilajit is also an effective remedy for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In CFS, Shilajit reduces oxidative stress and prevents mitochondrial dysfunction occurring in CFS. (1)
Ashwagandha has a potent anti-fatigue characteristic. It increases aerobic capacity and increases physical endurance. (2)
Ashwashila Capsule is a combination of Shilajit and Ashwagandha, which makes it more potent and effective remedy for fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Shilajit in Ashwashila acts like a supportive medicine for Ashwagandha and improves its anti-stress potential.
Alcohol Withdrawal Anxiety
The combination of Ashwagandha and Shilajit is also an effective remedy for alcohol withdrawal anxiety. It exerts anti-addictive action. Ashwagandha increases serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels and Shilajit acts on dopamine. The combination reduces alcohol dependence and helps to reduce anxiety related to alcohol withdrawal. (4)
Both Ashwagandha and Shilajit strengthen the muscles and improve endurance capacity of the body. Therefore, Ashwashila Capsule reduces physical weakness.
Shilajit has spermatogenic potential. It stimulates the sperms production and thus improves sperm count. (5)
Ashwashila Capsule is a combination of both, so it is likely to be very effective for patients having low sperm count.
Ashwashila Capsule Dosage
|Children||1 Capsule Twice Daily|
|Adults||1 to 2 Capsules Twice Daily|
|Maximum Possible Dosage **||4 Capsules per day (in divided doses)|
|** The maximum dosage of Ashwashila Capsule is a general estimate.|
How to Take Ashwashila Capsule
|Doses (how many times should I take it?)||2 times a day|
|Right Time (When should I take it?)||30 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after a meal|
|Adjuvant||Water or Milk; Preferably warm milk|
Ashwashila Capsule is LIKELY SAFE in the recommended dosage when taken under professional supervision.
|Shelf Life and Expiry||2 Years after manufacturing|
|Expiration Date (after opening)||Not Applicable|
Ashwashila Capsule Side Effects
No side effects occur with the recommended dosage. The high dosage (more than 4 capsules per day) can cause similar side effects of Shilajit and Ashwagandha, as follows:
- Burning sensation in feet
- Feeling excess heat in hands and feet
- Excessive Heat Sensation in the body
There are no absolute contraindications for Ashwashila Capsule.
Pregnancy & Lactation
The safety profile of Ashwashila Capsule is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. However, both ingredients are possibly safe during pregnancy and lactation. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Ashwashila Capsule during pregnancy and lactation.