Ashwagandha Boosts Ojas and Vitality

Ashwagandha Boosts Ojas and Vitality

By Vaidya Vishwanath January 27, 2022

Ashwagandha Boosts Ojas and Vitality

Ashwagandha boosts ojas and vitality, the state of being in which you are full of life and energy. Ojas represents physical and mental strength and is the life force that allows you to continually grow and live a purposeful life. It means you are energized, healthy and good spirited. When you are vital, you are embodying your best self.

Ayurveda’s word for vitality is known as ojas and is the essence that strengthens all life, both physically and mentally. It is the very essence of well-being. A person’s ojas is measured by examining a person’s physical strength, immunity to illness, and mental happiness.   

The essence of ojas lies dormant inside both the male sperm and female ovum. After conception, ojas manifests as the first physical form within the uterus. It is the basic constituent for the forming embryo and is nourished from its essence. Once a child is born, nourishment comes from the food that is digested and broken down into nutrients that forms all tissues of the body.

Throughout life, ojas can be continually strengthened if the person has good digestion and chooses high quality nutrient dense foods. Any deviation in the normal quantity or quality of ojas will cause illnesses and even death if too much is lost.

Characteristics of strong ojas

  • High energy and alertness
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Optimism versus negativity
  • Mind that is eager to learn
  • Strong physical strength and stamina
  • Aware of physical needs to properly care for oneself
  • Mindfulness and discernment

What diminishes ojas?

  • Mental level: anger, grief, excessive thinking, negativity
  • Physical level: injury, overworking, excessive eating habit
  • Nourishment level: excessive amounts of salty, spicy, or bitter foods

What are the Benefits of Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is a well-known supplement that helps a variety of health problems associated with low vitality. It’s unique qualities support strength and at the same time help calm the nervous system.

Most importantly, it supports all vata-related conditions and is especially supports neurological disorders and those recovering from chronic illness. It relaxes the mind by increasing serotonin levels in the brain which reduces stress and fatigue. 

  • Ashwagandha for men supports vata related disorders and male fertility by helping to revitalize sperm.
  • Ashwagandha for women supports vata-related disorders and helps tone and strengthen the female reproductive system.

Two Ashwagandha Products 

  • Aswagandha Churnam is an herbal powder which is convenient for mixing with warm water or milk. 
  • Ashwagandha Arishtam is a fermented liquid which is easy to take with a little warm water.  
Ashwagandha is recommended for daily use and should be consumed after meals. The general usage is listed below.  
  • Adult dosage: 1 - 3 teaspoons of liquid with ½ cup of room temp water after each meal
  • Geriatric adults: 1 - 2 teaspoons of liquid with ½ cup of room temp water after each meal
  • It is not recommended for children unless prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor. 


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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.

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