Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is considered an adaptogenic herb. It has been used in Indian and African traditional medicine for years. It is believed that adaptogens can help the body get out of all types of stress, from mental to physical.

Ashwagandha is considered useful for weight gain. How and when it is being taken is responsible for weight gain. Many researches have proved that weight can be increased by consuming ashwagandha. At present, more research is being done on this. To gain weight, Ashwagandha should be taken with a cup of milk at least 20 minutes before or after breakfast. In this article we will know, how to use ashwagandha to gain weight-

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Ashwagandha can be consumed in the form of root, tablet and powder. To gain weight, Ashwagandha is taken in the form of powder, mixed with honey or ghee. Let's know in detail, how to use Ashwagandha to gain weight

  • Due to the strong smell of Ashwagandha, it can be difficult to consume it raw. In such a situation, to make it more tasty, people consume it by mixing it with milk, honey or ghee. This also increases the nutritional value of Ashwagandha and helps in gaining weight.
  • Roast Ashwagandha powder in ghee and add 1 date or 1 teaspoon sugar to it and consume it. This can help in gaining weight.
  • Taking Ashwagandha with a cup of milk at least 20 minutes before or after breakfast during the day can help in gaining weight. However, Ashwagandha can be taken in the morning, night or at any time of the day. The time to take Ashwagandha depends mostly on personal preferences, tolerance and the type of Ashwagandha.
  • Ashwagandha powder can be taken with ghee, sugar or honey to gain weight. Boil Ashwagandha powder in pure Desi ghee. You can add a pinch of cardamom to it for better taste and more nutritional value.
  • Ashwagandha tea can be prepared by boiling Ashwagandha in milk or making a decoction. Honey can be added to improve the taste of this tea.
  • Ashwagandha can also be consumed by mixing it in sweets, salty cookies, Ashwagandha balls and Shrikhand.
  • Ashwagandha leaves can also be used to gain weight. Wash Ashwagandha leaves thoroughly and place them in a tray. Let the leaves dry in the sun for the next two days. Once the leaves are dry, grind it to make a fine powder. Mix half a teaspoon of this powder in a cup of hot water or milk. You can drink this mixture twice a day. Take Ashwagandha powder with water or milk for a month to gain weight for a long time.
  • Use Ayurvedic Ashwagandha Powder for Weight Gain. Mix one teaspoon of powder with hot water or milk. You can add a little honey to this mixture for better taste. Stir the mixture well and consume it once or twice a day to see effective results.
  • To gain weight, take 1 or 2 tablets daily. Swallow these tablets with water.
  • Ashwagandha Lehyam can also be used to gain weight. This traditional formula is made like jam. Ashwagandha is used as the main ingredient in it. To make it, mix it with sugar or jaggery and ghee. Heat the mixture. You can take six grams of Ashwagandha Lehyam with milk daily. It can be taken one hour before meals or two hours after meals daily.
  • Ashwagandha can be taken with asparagus to gain weight. According to research, the use of asparagus with Ashwagandha is beneficial for weight gain. Asparagus helps in digestion and increases appetite. It provides adequate nutrition to the body to build muscles and gain weight.

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Ashwagandha is often recommended for those who are looking for an Ayurvedic medicine to gain weight. Let's know about Ashwagandha for weight gain-

  • According to research, consuming 600 mg of Ashwagandha daily not only increases muscle strength, but also helps in increasing their size. It was also found that its daily consumption does not have any adverse effects. Many researches have also revealed that the effect of Ashwagandha is not immediate, so it may have to be taken for several months before noticing its effects.
  • According to another research, Ashwagandha does not have any direct effect on weight gain. However, it helps in removing the root cause that prevents you from gaining weight. Many times the reason for difficulty in gaining weight is stress, poor digestive system, weak immune system and poor intestinal health. Rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, Ashwagandha boosts metabolism, improves digestion and manages stress as well as increases body strength.

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Ashwagandha is undoubtedly a natural Ayurvedic herb. Not only does it offer many health benefits, but its daily intake with milk, water, ghee or honey can easily lead to weight gain. Of course, ashwagandha has very little or no side effects, but the wrong dosage or excessive consumption can cause vomiting, diarrhea or liver problems. Apart from this, pregnant women must consult a doctor before using ashwagandha in any form.

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