Ashwagandha & Rhodiola : inexhaustible source of energy
One of the most successful combination of supplements, which I have been recommended and tested, is: Ashwagandha & Rhodiola.
Stress, physical exhaustion and chronic fatigue are symptoms commonly found in modern society today. Long-term stress can have many negative consequences on health, both physically, mentally and emotionally.
Ashwagandha and Rhodiola are two plants that are especially used for stress management, as well as for other health conditions.
In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means: “the one who smells of horse” as it gives the energy, vitality and strength of a horse.
Ashwagandha has been used for more than 3000 years in Ayurvedic traditional medicine, which one can include:
- to increase energy;
- to improve memory;
- to relax and eliminate stress;
- For weaknesses;
- in case of insomnia;
- pain caused by arthritis;
- low immunity;
- sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Ashwagandha is the best rejuvenating plant and addresses especially to muscles, bones, marrow and sperm production. It is used in all states of weakness or tissue deficiency that may occur in children or elderly or in people suffering from chronic health conditions. It is great for those who are experiencing chronic fatigue, lack of sleep or nervous exhaustion.
It is a sattvic plant, which means it has a high vibration, acting on the spirit, not just the body. Ashwagandha is one of the best plants for calming and restoring the mind, as well as for clarity and balance.
Ashwagandha helps regenerate and balance the hormonal system, heals the tissues. It can also be used externally for wounds or skin lesions.
Method of administration: In ayurveda, 5 grams of ashwagandhha powder are recommended twice a day in warm milk or water, sweetened with unrefined raw sugar.
You may opt for 3 capsules a day with dry extract of Ashwagandha.
Rhodiola rosea is also known as the “golden root” and grows in the Arctic regions of Europe and Asia. For years it has been the best guarded secret of Russian athletes and responsible for the well-known sporting performances they have achieved.
Rhodiola is a popular cure plant for traditional Eastern medicine systems in Asia, where it is especially used for:
- nervous system rejuvenation;
- increasing intellectual performance;
- fighting fatigue;
- reducing stress;
- increasing fertility;
Rhodiola is recommended for women suffering from secondary amenorrhea, as it can help restore menstruation to normal without affecting and unbalance the hormonal system.
Athletes often use rhodiola as it can restore and repair damaged muscle tissue after an intensive sport session. Rhodiola also reduces the recovery time of tissues after sports.
Rhodiola is very beneficial for people suffering from chronic stress and anxiety. During a panic attack, the body releases large amounts of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can make you feel inflamed. Rhodiola helps reduce the level of stress hormones in the body.
Method of administration: 2-3 capsules per day
Ashwagandha + Rhodiola = a smart combination
Ashwagandha makes good home with Rhodiola. They can be administered separately, but when taken together, they complement each other perfectly:
- Provides extra energy, both physically and mentally, much more and healthy than caffeine;
- Increase mental performance and mental focus; the combination is recommended to students especially during exams and intellectual effort;
- Reduces stress and counteracts anxiety; increases mood, lust and is of great use in case of depression;
- Has aphrodisiac properties: sexual desire and sexual performance are significantly improved, both in men and women;
- Excellent for people practicing sports before starting the activity;
A cure of Ashwagandha + Rhodiola lasts between 30-90 days to record the expected results.
What do you think? Do you feel the need for a restart, and if so, what other methods of generating energy in the body do you use?
I’m Delia, holistic nutritionist, wellness advocate, beautiful soul and cancer survivor.