Does your body feel weak, stressed and fatigued?
Today we are preparing Ashwagandhadi Lehyam. The type of formulation can also be called an Avaleha.
This is a semi solid Ayurvedic preparation rich in taste and nourishing for all the bodily tissues (dhatus). 💪
The word Avaleha has been derived from the root word “lihaswadane”in which “lih” means a substance which is licked and “aswadane” means that which has good taste. 😋
This is true as most Avaleha taste very delicious. 😋
Different Avaleha’s are explained in the Ayurvedic Samhitas such as Charak Samhita, Vagbhata Samhita and Sharangdhara Samhita. 📚
The type of formulations is easier to consume then churnas (herbal powders) and is more palatable. 👅
Avaleha are intend to provide better drug absorption through the mouth along with absorption through the intestine.
The common ingredient of Avaleha are:
1. Drava Dravya – a liquid medium 💧
2. Madhur Dravya – a sweetener such as jaggery or sugar candy 😋
3. Prakshep Dravya – fine powder or a pulp 🍇
4. Sneha Dravya – ghee, thailam 🧈
5. Additives – honey or others 🍯
Today we have made Ashwagandha lehyam in Lakshmi’s kitchen this is a very nourishing Avaleha
Balya – body stregthening
Rasayana – to rejuvenate
Vajiarkana – promotes fertility and virility
Weak Mamsa (muscle) tissue
Dosage: 1-2 tsp at bed time with milk 🥛
Milk is recommended as Anupana 🥛
Anupana is important in Ayurvedic medicine as it acts as a carrier for the medicine to reach to the target area and enhances the efficacy of the aushadha (medicine).
Shelflife is 1 year, best to keep in a glass jar.
For more information or if you are interested in learning more about Bhaisajya Kalpana (Ayurvedic Pharmacy and prepartions) enquire about our student mentoring programme.
We wish you a beautiful Sunday.
With love from Lakshmi Ayurveda 💖🌿