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Ashwagandha milk | Ashwagandha benefits | Ashwagandha powder uses

Ashwagandha milk | Ashwagandha benefits | Ashwagandha powder uses
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Here is a recipe of Ashwagandha Milk and how to consume ashwagandha powder with milk. Along with this, we see incredible ashwagandha benefits.

Ashwagandha is one of the ayurvedic ancient medicinal herb used for more than 2500 years. First of all, it is an apoptogenic herb that’s popular in Ayurvedic medicine. “Ashwagandha” in Sanskrit means “smell of the horse,” which refers to both its unique smell and ability to increase strength.

Its botanical name is Withania somnifera. The ashwagandha plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and North Africa. Extracts or powder from the plant’s root or leaves are used to treat a variety of conditions.  In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is considered a “Rasayana”. That means it’s an herb that helps maintain youth, both mentally and physically. Also, ashwagandha used to treat many health conditions like Arthritis, heart health, Alzheimer’s treatment, cancer and Thyroid.

Hence it’s valued for below properties,

  • thyroid-modulating
  • neuroprotective
  • anti-anxiety
  • antidepressant
  • anti-inflammatory

Ashwagandha is known as ” Indian ginseng” or “winter cherry” in India. This is due to its ability to enhance your stamina and also works as a natural stress reliever. Furthermore, it is referred as “strength of stallion”. Because it is traditionally used to strengthen the immune system after illness. Therefore the root and leaves of the plant are most commonly used for it’s medicinal properties.

Usually ashwagandha is available is root as well as powdered(churna) form. Here I have used the powdered form. Furthermore ashwagandha is very difficult to consume in raw form. Because it is very bitter in taste. So to avoid this bitterness, take this churna with milk and sweeteners. Here I am sharing Ashwagandha Ksheera/ Ashwagandha Milk recipe.

Ashwagandha milk is a healthy drink with many healthy benefits. It is a good sleep tonic and popular as a anxiety reliever. The making of this recipe is simple and even tasty. At least we can consume ashwagandha powder in this milk form , rather than taking in raw form, and it is difficult to take in raw form because of the unpleasant smell of ashwagandha. Most importantly, the best time to drink this medicated milk is at bed time.

Special Precautions & Warnings with Ashwagandha Milk:

Ashwagandha is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth short-term. The long-term safety of ashwagandha is unknown. Large doses of ashwagandha may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting.

  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use ashwagandha if you are pregnant. It is unsafe during pregnancy.

Incredible Ashwagandha Benefits

  • Improves thyroid function
  • Relieves adrenal fatigue
  • Balances blood sugar levels
  • Boots immune function
  • Helps to fight cancer
  • Combat stress and anxiety
  • Increases stamina and endurance
  • Helps to improve sexual function and fertility
  • Reduces brain cell degeneration
  • Improves memory
  • Helps to increase muscle strength
  • Improves depression

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here is the healthy Ashwagandha milk with step by step photos and a detailed video

Ashwagandha milk | Ashwagandha benefits | Ashwagandha powder uses

Ashwagandha  is one of the ancient medicinal herb that has been used for more than 2500 years. It is an adaptogenic herb. In India ashwagandha is known as the "strength of the stallion". Because it has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system after illness. Ashwagandha milk or ashwagandha ksheera is a simple, healthy recipe made from ashwagandha powder and milk. Here is the recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: ayurvedic
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 65kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup boiled and cooled milk
  • 1/2 tsp ashwagandha powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder


  • In a sauce pan add water.
  • Now add ashwagandha powder.
  • Mix well and bring to a boil for 5 mins until it reduces to half.
  • Turn off the heat and strain the mixture to a bowl.
  • Add boiled milk and let it cool for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Similarly add honey for natural sweetness.
  • Further add cardamom (elaichi) powder.
  • Finally give a good mix and pour this to a glass jar.
  • Now the super healthy healing ashwagandha ksheera is ready to serve and enjoy!
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Disclaimer: The main purpose of these Ayurvedic recipes is just to provide the information about the home remedies, traditional & ancient recipes. Before trying anything please identify your body type (Dosha) like Vata, Pitta, Kapha & then try which will suit for you. More importantly, if you have a medical condition or pregnant or nursing, please consult a professional Ayurvedic doctor before taking anything. This website is just for information & educational purpose. We are just preparing the ancient Ayurvedic preparation.

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