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Aswagandhadi Lehyam - Herbal Stamina Booster and Strength Enhancer

Aswagandhadhi lehyam, a Kerala Ayurvedic formulation, is renowned for its benefits in boosting physical and mental health.

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is a traditional poly-herbal semi-solid formulation Ayurvedic preparation containing Ashwagandha as chief ingredient. Lehya or Avaleh are semi-solid Ayurvedic preparations containing ghee, sugar/honey/jaggery, and medicinal herbs. Its formulations like Aswagandhadi Lehyam help improve energy levels, strength enhancer, muscle strength and aid in weight gain.  is used for the treatment of neuromuscular conditions. It increases physical strength, vitality, vigor, stamina, and physical endurance capacity. It is also an instant energy booster as well as revitalize the body after a heavy mental or physical exertion.

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is a potent adaptogen due to the presence of Ashwagandha (WithaniaSomnifera). Ashwagandha, the key ingredient in Aswagandhadi Lehyam, is one of the best herbs used in Ayurveda for promoting physical and mental health, and it's excellent for boosting energy levels. For medicinal purpose dried mature roots of the plant are used.. Ashwagandha is used for improving fertility, and potency and curing sexual dysfunctions. Ashwagandha is a nervine Tonic, alterative, aphrodisiac, sedative and deobstruent (remove obstruction in any system of the body). 

Ingredients of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam

·         Sharkara sugar 1.356 kg

·         Ashwagandha Root /Withaniasomnifera 192 g

·         Shveta sariva Root /Hemidesmus indicus 192 g

·         Shveta jiraka Fruit /Cuminum cyminum 192 g

·         Madhusnuhi Root/ trunk Smilax china 192 g

·         Draksha Dry fruit /Vitis vinifera 192 g

·         Ghrita Clarified butter from cow milk 226 g

·         Madhu /Honey 452 g

·         Ela Seeds/ Elettaria cardamomum 24 g

·         Water 452 g

Reference: Ayurvedic Formulary of India, Volume 1, 3 Avaleha or Leha and Paka, 3 : 2 AsvagandhadiLehya; Pharmacopoeia of Hospital of Integrated Medicine, Madras, Section VII: page 93

Preparation Method

For making Ashwagandhadi Lehyam, take 452 grams water and add coarse powder of Ashwagandha, Sariva, Jeera and Madhusnuhi each 192 grams.

Now, boil and then simmer the mixture until it 1/4th remains. Now, filter the decoction and add 1.356 Kg sugar in the filtered decoction. Again simmer the decoction with sugar until it becomes thick having Avaleha (Jam) like consistency.

Now, remove it from heat and add 24 grams of Green cardamom. Leave it to cool naturally for several minutes. When its temperature comes down to room temperature, then add 452 grams of honey in it and mix it well. This is a common step in preparing formulations like Aswagandhadi Lehyam, which often come in 500 gm packages for convenience. Now, Ashwagandhadi Lehya is ready to use.

Pharmacological action of aswagandhadhi lehyam

·         Adaptogenic

·         Aphrodisiac

·         Anabolic effect

·         Anti-arthritic

·         Anti-depressant

·         Anti-inflammatory

·         Anodyne

·         Antioxidant

·   As an anti-stressor, Ayurveda's Aswagandhadi Lehyam, with Withania Somnifera, helps boost mental health and resilience.

·         Immunomodulatory

·         Rasayana (Rejuvenating)

Effects on Dosha (Dosha Karma)

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam mainly acts on Vata Dosha and likely to increase Kapha Dosha. Therefore, it will increase body weight and muscle mass. Based on Dosha analysis, the main indications of Ashwagandha Lehya are aggravated VataAswagandhadi Lehyam is beneficial for weakness, emaciation, debility in old age, impotence, erectile dysfunction, etc., acting as a natural booster for overall health.


Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is helpful is indicated in  following health conditions.

·         General weakness

·         Debility due to any disease or in old age

·         Chronic fatigue

·         Feeling of excessive exhaustion even after a short physical work

·         Emaciation

·         Impotence

·         Oligospermia

·         Pyospermia (leukocytospermia)

·         Osteoarthritis

·         Backache

·         Fibromyalgia

·         Breathing difficulties due to physical weakness or debility in old age

·         Insomnia

·         Leukoderma

·         Blood disorders

·  Hemorrhoids can also see relief from the anti-inflammatory properties of certain Ayurvedic formulations like Aswagandhadi Lehyam.

·         Syphilis


Dose- 6 -12 gm twice a day with milk or as directed by the Physician.

Best Time to Take: 45 minutes before meal or 2 hours after meal

Adjuvant: cup of lukewarm Milk or a cup of lukewarm water

Safety profile

Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is considerably safe for most individuals when taken as per its indications in appropriate dosage under professional supervision.

The safety profile of Ashwagandhadi Lehyam is not well established for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Consult an ayurvedic physician before using Ashwagandhadi Lehyam during pregnancy and breastfeeding.


A blackish brown, semisolid paste with a spicy pleasant odour and bitter astringent taste.


Store in a cool place in a tightly closed container, protected from light and moisture.

Is Ashwagandha Lehyam good for weight gain?

Daily intake of aswagandhadi lahyam can alleviate vata dosha and can increase kapha dosha which builds up muscle mass, aids in bodybuilding and skeletal health and thus helps in weight gain too, its also advised to to regular excercise to be healthy and productive. it's also enriched with vajikarana herbs (strengthens, stimulates, enhance or produce virility).

Can we take ashwagandha lehyam daily?

Yes – 1 to 2 spoons of lehyam daily can improve general vitality, advised to take cup of warm milk or incase you are allergic to milk(lactose intolerence) and want to skip the milk then consume it with a cup of lukewarm water with same dosage.

How quickly do you see results from ashwagandha?

It takes minimum 3 to 6 weeks to show the absolute results  once you start taking aswagandha but again it depends on the agni of the person.Better consult  it with your health practioner before you take it. Initial results includes stress relief and increased stamina, which further improves sexual vigor, sexual stamina and helps improve endurance.

What is the age limit for Ajaswagandhadi Leham?

You can use it from 5 years of age in a dosage of ½ to 1 spoon depends on agni

Children below the age of 5 can use 1 to 2 grams per day. The supplement helps improve body weight as a health supplement. 

How much Ashwagandha lehyam per day?

5 to 10 grams – after food followed by warm milk or warm water.

Can I take AswagandhadiLehyam to build muscle?

Yes, it helps to boost up muscle gain, if followed with proper diet and excercise. It can be considered as a bodybuilding supplement 

Does AswagandhadiLehyam contain sugar?

It contains 54gm of sarkara

Shall we consume Aswagandhadi Lehyam with milk or water?

For the desired effects one has to take it with milk

But for those with lactose intolerance – can take it with warm water

Always Consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before consuming any ayurvedic formulas, this will help you solve the health issue much easier in minimal time by analysing the Deha Prakriti as well as the overall health condition.



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