Re: OT: If you aren't cycling and you are feeling a bit tired...found this herb
Anonymous (no login) Posted May 21, 2011 8:39 AM
Orchid, I have been consuming ayurvedic herbs for the last 4 years, including ashwagandha. Most ayurvedic herbs specially this one have a different impact on different people depending on people's body type and their ailment. My brother actually had a negative side reaction supposedly from ashwagandha. I have a positive one, but only when the herb is taken in combination with other herbs. So I strongly recommend that you consult an Ayurveda doctor before consuming these herbs. the doctor ( or Vaidya as they call it) will study your body type, history and then suggest a combination of herbs. Herbs have chemical constituents just like other medicines and there are no official guidelines on effects and much worse on side effects. I have seen varied positive and negative impact on my body type of different types of herbs, so I just wanted to throw out a cautionary note.