Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera Supplement
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herbal medicine that aids in addiction recovery. It is an adaptogen that helps the body regulate itself better under physical or emotional stress by reducing cortisol levels. Ashwagandha can be used to treat GABA deficiency in recovering addicts; this deficiency can cause feelings of being anxious, overstimulated, or generally overwhelmed. This Ayurvedic medicine can also:
- Reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body
- Relieve discomfort from opioid withdrawals
- Aid detoxification during addiction recovery
- Treat anxiety and depression
- Lower blood pressure
- Increase fertility
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Boost testosterone (valuable for recovering steroid addicts)
- Improve memory
For the treatment of addiction, this 500mg Ashwagandha supplement should be taken twice daily, ideally during the morning and early afternoon. This plant medicine works particularly well with Mucuna pruriens, especially for addiction treatment.
Ashwaghanda may be taken with Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi), another Ayurvedic remedy, for the specific treatment of alcohol addiction to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Ashwagandha may be used daily by men and women to increase fertility. During pregnancy, smaller amounts of this herb have traditionally been used to increase the pregnant woman’s strength and to stabilize the baby’s growth (although large amounts should be avoided). It is safe for breastfeeding mothers and may even increase breast milk.
Ashwagandha can also be used in the treatment of COVID-19, the common cold, influenza, and other coronavirus infections, as well as for the prevention of these illnesses. For the treatment of COVID-19, take 1-2 capsules daily for prevention (take the higher dose if you will be exposed to these illnesses actively, and take the lower dose if you aren’t being exposed to COVID-19 regularly).