Doctor insights on:
Valerian And Ashwagandha
Yes, however...: Both ashwagandha and valerian are very safe. There are no known interactions but whenever one takes 2 herbs or medicines with similar actions there can be an additive or synergistic effect. Valerian is a sedative and helps people relax. While ashwagandha can be energizing, it can also be relaxing and sedating so taking both together can result in you being more sedated than taking either alone. ...Read more
No bad reports: No problems are reported but that's not a guarantee. You might ask your Dr and certainly follow each one's directions. Pay attention to how you feel and be cautious but it should be okay. ...Read more
NothingPerfectlySafe: See: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/withania_somnifera. Nothing is perfectly safe. Our bodies are open systems; majority (~55-62%) is water ; we need water in ; out to stay alive; yet water can also kill us, e.g. Acute water intoxication; pulmonary edema (cannot breath), etc. The issues are always dose/unit time, both acute ; chronic changes in behavior ; tracking outcomes, called clinical trials. ...Read more
Address the whole: For chronic stress, one must address the whole situation. What caused the chronic stress in the first place? Ashwagandha is a relatively safe herb that can be used for chronic stress to help symptomatically as well as to help rebuild the system. However, exercise, stress management techniques, and a good diet are also key as well as addressing the source of the stress. ...Read more
Sensoril: Sensoril active ingredient is ashwangandha and was studied with a double blind placebo controlled study with 98 subjects who did state their energy level, stress and cognition improved over two months of use. How long it last is not stated but in my experience, the indian ginseng last only a few days to 2 weeks in the system before it is completely washed out. ...Read more
If my son takes ashwagandha, will his height increase? He is 14 and his height is 5ft7. Have you ever seen increase in height with ashwagandha.
Talk to your eye doc:
There does not appear to be a problem, depending on other medicines you are taking, which may interact with it. But there have been no good studies about its effects.
See http://lifeatlahey. Com/Departments_and_Locations/Departments/Ophthalmology/Ebsco_Content/Glaucoma.aspx? Chunkiid=21532
And see http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/ashwagandha-page3/vitamins-supplements. Htm
Talk to your eye doc first. ...Read more
Ashwagandha is a very safe and well-tolerated herb with many benefits that has been used for thousands of years. It has been subject to many research studies. While there is no specific research on it and glaucoma, there is no evidence it is harmful for those with glaucoma and is likely of some benefit. See http://oneearthherbs. Squarespace. Com/diseases/glaucoma. Html
and http://tinyurl. Com/nv99a44 ...Read more
Of course: Especially if what's in the 'natural herbal pill' isn't really the 'exotic Indian herb that is so good for you.' Phony herbal medicines are a very common cause of liver damage and even failure. I trust other causes of liver damage were considered and ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: No known interactions between Prilisec and ashwaganha. ...Read more
No: No, ashwagandha does not cure premature ejaculation. ...Read more
Yes: Are you taking these herbal remedies under the guidance of any practitioner? Triphala is quite safe. Ashwagandha and Shatavri should be taken with guidance as there are side effects to be considered. ...Read more
Doctor supervision!: If you take any over the counter supplements and are taking prescription medications, you should do so with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. Ashwaghanda can raise your thyroid levels, especially if you are taking thyroid medication. Some otc supplements can have devastating side effects when taken with prescription meds, so only do with your doctor's supervision! ...Read more
Ashwagandha: This is another substance with very little scientific evidence for what it does. ...Read more
Is Ashwagandha safe (250mg twice a day of KSM-66 full spectrum) for long-term use to help with anxiety? Thanks!
Possibly: The therapeutic effects of Ashwaganda like most supplements is not as well known as medications regulated by the FDA and potency may differ from one source to another. It has been suggested to help with anxiety but may cause nausea or even vomiting. It should not be used with immune suppressants, thyroid medications, or any sedatives including benzodiazepines ...Read more
I have a question regarding Ashwagandha. I'm a 23 y/o male with generalize anxiety. Is this something I should consider taking? And is it addictive or something one can develop a tolerance too? I'm looking for a professionals input. Thank you very much.
Why do you think so?: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that lowers cortisol and balances thyroid hormones. Ref: http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-953-ashwagandha. Aspx? Activeingredientid=953& ...Read more
Drugs together: Go to Drugs. Com and use their drug interactions calculator. If that does not help let's chat as it will depend on your own body and we can get a better answer for YOU! ...Read more
Why????: (sigh) Why are people so willing to do things to their bodies they'd NEVER do to their cars? If a fuel additive sold at Pep Boys had as little evidence of efficacy as these herbals, you'd NEVER trust it in your gas tank. Think critically. Be skeptical. Look at FACTS. Acquire some real knowledge. Don't get taken in by every traveling medicine show or snake-oil salesman that comes down the pike. ...Read more
Ashwagandha - has anybody had positive experiences helping with mental alertness & concentration?
Consider Bacopa: While ashwaganda (withania somnifera) is a wonderful rejuvenative herb, I prefer another traditional Ayurvedic herb bacopa monnieri for improving mental alertness and concentration. ...Read more
Every time I try ashwagandha, it works for a few hours, then gives me a headache for the rest of the day, is this normal?
No: Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is an herb that is classified as an adaptogen meaning it helps the body with stress. It is a very safe herb with little side effects that I recommend often for fatigue, poor sleep, and anxiety. However, it is possible that you are having an adverse reaction make sure you are using a standardized extract from a reputable manufacturer and stop using for a while. ...Read more