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.

Ashwashila Capsule Ingredients

Patanjali Ashwashila Capsule contains:

Ashwagandha ExtractWithania Somnifera 200 mg
Shilajit – Dry extract of Asphaltum 200 mg
Excipient Q.S.

Pharmacological Actions

Pharmacological Actions are based on its ingredients – Ashwagandha and Shilajit, which are mainly used for their adaptogen, aphrodisiac, and rejuvenating actions.

Medicinal Properties

Ashwashila Capsule has following medicinal properties.

  • Adaptogenic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Anti-fatigue
  • Rasayana (Rejuvenating)
  • Spermatogenic
  • Alterative
  • Anti-Arthritic
  • Anti-Depressant
  • Anti-Diabetic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anxiolytic
  • Cardioprotective
  • Immunomodulatory
  • Mild Anti-Asthmatic
  • Mild Antihypertensive
  • Uterine Tonic

Ayurvedic Properties

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.

Therapeutic Indications

Ashwashila Capsule is helpful in following health conditions.

  1. Fatigue
  2. Stress
  3. Physical Debility
  4. Sexual Weakness
  5. Alcohol Withdrawal Anxiety
  6. Oligospermia
  7. Joint Pains
  8. Osteoarthritis
  9. Gout
  10. Diabetic Neuropathy
  11. Low immunity
  12. Osteoarthritis
  13. 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.

Fatigue

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).

Stress

Ashwagandha Root Extract is reported to exhibit anti-stress property. It improves resistance towards stress and reduces stress. (3)

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)

Physical Debility

Both Ashwagandha and Shilajit strengthen the muscles and improve endurance capacity of the body. Therefore, Ashwashila Capsule reduces physical weakness.

Oligospermia

Shilajit has spermatogenic potential. It stimulates the sperms production and thus improves sperm count. (5)

Similarly, Ashwagandha Root Extract also increases sperm count. It increases semen volume, improves sperm motility, increases serum testosterone level and Luteinizing hormone (LH). (6)

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

Safety Profile

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:

  1. Burning sensation in feet
  2. Feeling excess heat in hands and feet
  3. Excessive Heat Sensation in the body

Contraindications

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.

References

  1. Shilajit Benefits, Uses, Dosage & Side Effects
  2. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) Benefits
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1 Comment
  1. Krisshnamurty says

    Hari Om Sir,

    Met with a freak accident and felling on my back. This happened at Noida in July, 2017. To recover from the back injury, consulted a Patanjali Chikitsalaya Vaidya. They prescribed 2 types of Guggulu, CP, and Ashwashila. Only two doses of Ashwashila in a day along with other prescribed medicines caused a severe haemorrhoid swelling and pain.
    Stopped Ashwashila, took nearly a month to recover from haemorrhoid pain. Sir, can you please let me know with all the described benefits of Ashwashila, why did my body developed the above conditions. How to consume Ashwashila to derive the positive benefits without any side effects. My body is nearly 67 years old, retired from money making work, spending more time in Prayers, Satsang, Selfunfoldment,Community activities.

    Sir, will you please oblige and respond.

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