Ashwagandha Herb for COVID
NOTE: Ashwagandha is a powerful antioxidant so it should not be taken with any OXIDANT medicine mentioned in this book. Taking Ashwagandha with an Oxidant medicine will render both useless in the body.
Ashwagandha can be used daily by both men and women. In India, pregnant women take ashwagandha to give them strength and to stabilize the growth of their baby. If you are pregnant, do not use more than ½ to 1 tsp. of ashwagandha daily.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Ashwagandha should not be used by women with endometriosis or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome because it can increase testosterone levels that are already imbalanced in women with this condition.
Do not take Ashwagandha if you suffer from an autoimmune condition. Ashwagandha boosts immune system response which can cause negative effects in individuals who already suffer from an upregulated immune system.
A group of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi in collaboration with the Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute (AIST) in Japan studied the Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha and discovered that this plant is an important alternative medicine for COVID as well as for a variety of other viruses including other coronaviruses, influenza, and more.
What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, poison gooseberry, winter cherry, or Indian ginseng, is an evergreen shrub in the nightshade family that grows in the Middle East, parts of Africa, and India. It has been used to treat a wide variety of diseases. It contains withanolides that are chemically very similar to the ginsenosides in Panax ginseng.
Ashwagandha is an herbal medicine that’s regularly used to supercharge immunity and lower cortisol levels. Essentially, this herb is famous for its ability to control stress levels while decreasing inflammation in the body.
How Does Ashwagandha Work to Cure COVID?
Ashwagandha powder is most powerful when it is prepared in boiled milk with black pepper. An alternative carrier to milk and black pepper is honey. Taking Ashwagandha pills that contain the powder without combining the herb with a carrier will not yield the same results.
Ashwagandha can be used to prevent COVID or to cure COVID. It contains natural substances that work in essentially the same way as other anti-coronavirus drugs in that it targets enzymes in the body that allow COVID to replicate. By targeting these enzymes, this herb is able to prevent the COVID virus from reproducing in the body which essentially renders it harmless. Ashwagandha also boosts the immune system, putting it on high-alert.
A compound that has been isolated from Ashwagandha, known as Withanone, is effective at blocking and weakening the structure of one of the main enzymes that promote replication of the COVID virus. And it supports the adrenal glands and the thyroid gland. Traditionally Ashwagandha was used as a cure for goiter, so it may play a role in the body similar to that of Lugol’s iodine.
The correct dose of Ashwagandha is 250-300 mg per day for general health and wellness. Double that dose if you’ve been exposed to colds, flu, or coronavirus. Take 500-600 mg per day until the risk of infection has passed.
Other Important Links:
TimesofIndia. (2020). Ashwagandha against coronavirus: Researchers from IIT-Delhi and Japan’s AIST make an interesting discovery about the Ayurvedic drug. Retrieved September 29, 2021 from https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/coronavirus-treatment-ayurvedic-drug-covid-19-cure-ashwagandha-against-coronavirus-researchers-from-iit-delhi-and-japans-aist-make-an-interesting-discovery-about-the-ayurvedic-drug/photostory/75864118.cms
Wikipedia (2021). Withania somnifera Retrieved September 29, 201 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withania_somnifera
Singh, N., Bhalla, M., de Jager, P., Gilca, M. (2011). An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda. Retrieved September 29, 2021 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/