Ajaswagandhadi Leham Ingredients, Benefits, Dose and Side Effects

Ajaswagandhadi Lehyam is also called as Ashwagandhadi Lehyam or Aswagandhadi Leham. It is a herbal jam. In the market, there are many variants of this lehyam. Few of them are vegetarian and few have non-vegetarian ingredients.

Non vegetarian?

How to know whether the Aswagandhadi lehyam is vegetarian or non-vegetarian?
If the name of the product is ‘Ajaswagandhadi lehyam’ then it definitely contains a non-vegetarian ingredient. In Sanskrit, Aja means goat.
Even if it is labelled as Aswagandhadi lehyam, look for the ingredient list. If any term such as Aja, Chaga, Mamsa, Ajamamsa, Chagamamsa etc is there, then it contains a non-vegetarian ingredient.
There is also a vegetarian version of Ashwagandhadi lehyam.

Is it used only in men or can women also use it?
It is useful for both men and women.

Uses of Ajashwagandhadi lehyam 

Fights fatigue, powerful aphrodisiac, improves muscle strength, suitable to be taken as an Ayurvedic body building supplement. Useful in relieving tiredness, quickens the recovery from tiredness after gym and exercise, restores and keeps optimum energy levels throughout the day.
Useful in improving digestive and respiratory health.
It is used for the treatment of low sperm count (oligospermia), sexual weakness, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
It is useful to improve breast growth in women.
Useful in neurological disorders such as hemiplegia, paraplegia, muscle wasting, neuropathy, spondylosis, neck and lower back pain.
It improves digestion strength.
It detoxifies blood and improves skin health and complexion.

Uses in men and women:
For men, – good muscle strength, stress relief, joint strength, ligament strength, good gym supplement, better sleep
For women – good muscle strength, stress relief, joint strength, ligament strength, good gym supplement, better sleep. In some cases, it even helps to correct irregular menstrual cycle.

Usage after delivery:
It is used in post partum care of the mother, 15 days after delivery. Some mothers may find it hard to digest. Hence better to consult a doctor directly. Usual dose is one teaspoon in the morning or evening, 30 minutes before food.

What happens if I take this lehyam for one month?

Assuming you are not diabetic, this lehyam can
Increase strength and energy
Improve skin complexion
Improves muscle power and vigor
Improves sleep, reduces stress and anxiety
May cause constipation or diarrhea in some people

Can it increase height?

If you are below 18 years of age, then it can help in improving height to some extent, by strengthening the bones and promoting bone nourishment and growth.


Sita Saccharum officinarum – 3.600 g
Ghritam Ghee – 1.200 ml
Kshaudra Honey – 1.200 ml
Ajamisharasam Goat’s meat soup – 2.800 g
Aswagandha Withania somnifera – 0.439 g
Kandukari Mucuna pruriens – 0.439
Yashtimadhu Glycyrrhiza glabra – 0.220 g
Tukakshiri Maranta arundinacea – 0.110 g
Ela Elettaria cardamomum – 0.007 g
Twak Cinnamomum verum – 0.007 g
Patra Cinnamomum tamala – 0.007 g
Jatiphala Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) – 0.007 g
Jatipatra Myristica fragrans (Mace) – 0.007 g
Lavangakusumam Syzygium aromaticum – 0.007 g


Dose depends on age, digestive capacity, etc. Usually one tablespoon in the morning, after food is advised.

Side effects

A few complaints about a slight increase in sleep and indigestion.
Because it contains sugar, it is not ideal for people with diabetes / high blood sugar levels.
Consult your doctor before taking this during pregnancy.

Frequent questions

How long does it take to start showing results?
Depends on the dosage and other products suggested with this. Usually, it takes around 1 – 2 weeks time. Considerable weight gain can only be expected in 3 – 4 months time.

Can this product be taken along with Allopathic medicines (English medicines)?
It may react with some medicines. Consult your doctor for the right advice. When English and Ayurvedic medicines are advised together, it is best to take English medicine first, give a gap of half an hour and then take Ayurvedic medicines.  

Can it be used in people with diabetes?
Yes. But keep an eye on the blood sugar levels. Your doctor should help you in this regard. This product can reduce blood sugar levels.

It is sold in plastic bottles. Is it fine? 
If the quality of the bottle material is very good, it should not be a problem, if stored for a short period of time.

Can this be taken without consulting a doctor?
No. In many cases, this product alone might not work. More often this is given in combination with a few Ayurvedic medicines. Your Ayurveda practitioner will be the best judge to decide on those things.

Can one take non-vegetarian food while taking this medicine?
Yes, unless your practitioner has asked to avoid it.

Is it halal?
Probably not.

In hypothyroidism

Ashwagandha is highly recommended in Hypothyroidism. Hence, this product can be taken in such a patient. The increase in energy and enthusiasm, freshness of mind are the immediate noticeable effects. It also helps the patient to improve strength and useful to correct immunity. Only negative point is, because this can cause weight gain, avoid higher dose and use the new gained strength to exercise daily.

IBS, Veg Vs Non Veg

Veg versus non veg Ashwagandha lehyam – which is better?
Vegetarian version is easy to digest. It is recommended when digestion strength is low. Non version is ideal when the digestion strength is good.
Non veg version promotes energy to a greater extent.

Is there any Pathya (diet rules) to be followed while taking this product?
No product specific diet is mentioned. If the practitioner has advised diet control based on the disease, one has to follow that.
Avoid excess spicy foods, junk foods, aerated drinks, frozen and canned foods

Can this be taken while taking multivitamin tablets?
Yes, generally. Your consulting doctor will be a good judge on this topic.

Does it cause hair loss? No.

Shelf life: 3 years from the date of manufacture.
Manufacturer: Sitaram Ayurveda Pharmacy, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
Presentation: Jar pack of 500 grams.

Store in a cool dry place, away from sunlight.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Can this product be taken along with homoeopathic medicines?
Yes, this product is compatible with homeopathic medicine.

Honey, ghee

Question: t is said that honey and ghee are considered as viruddha ahara(bad food combination) as yourself has mentioned in a post.
Also it is said that honey should not be added in anything hot as then it becomes thick and clogs up our energy channels as ama.
Also in many ayurvedic texts they say that the ama created by improper consumption of honey is the toughest to be expelled from the body.
Now ghee and honey both are being used in ajashwagandhadhi lehyam and also you suggest using with milk which most people would be considering hot or warm milk. So both these factors tend to create ama.
So this being a revitalizing rasayana isn’t it’s constituents against some basic rules of ayurveda.

Answer by Dr JV Hebbar:

1. Honey and ghee, equal proportions is contra indicated as per Ayurveda. Honey and ghee in unequal proportion is fine to use. There are many Ayurvedic medicines in which honey and ghee are used (in different proportions). Eg: Chyawanprash, Saptamrita Lauha.

2. In any herbal jam preparation, if honey is to be added, it is usually added at the end of the procedure, when the herbal jam is taken out of fire and is set for self cooling. After it reaches below ~60 degree Celsius temperature, only then honey is added. This is the same procedure followed in Chyawanprash or in any avaleha formula with honey as ingredient.

3. Ajaswgandhadi lehyam contains many spices such as clove, cinnamon etc which make this herbal jam spicy and hot. This nullifies the ama effect, if at all produced by honey, or by using milk as co drink.

Can Aswagandhadi lehyam be taken by persons with candida infection?
Because there are no big anti-fungal herbs in this product, it is not very useful in candida infection. Some doctors opine that, it is not suitable in candida due to sugar content. Hence, it is better to avoid while the client has candida infection.

Can it be taken by a person having kidney stones and hypertension?
It is not directly useful in both the said conditions. But if there is weight loss and the client wants to gain weight, then it can be administered.

When I take Ashwagandha capsule, I get headache. Can I take this product?
Ashwagandha is only one ingredient of this product. Other ingredients such as cinnamon, nutmeg etc. are useful in relieving headache. Hence, it is fine to take this product.

From which age onwards, this product can be taken?
It depends on the doctor’s analysis. Usually it is given to children above 10 years of age.

How is it compared to Narasimha Rasayanam and draksharishta?
All three have similar benefits.
Narasimha Rasayanam is mainly used for the treatment of hair loss. Probably Narasimha rasayanam is a better medicine for weight gain and Ajashwagandhadi lehyam is a better medicine to improve strength, stamina and energy. Read more about Narasimha Rasayanam

Draksharishta is mainly used in high Pitta disorders such as bleeding disorders, acid peptic disorders, respiratory disorders etc. Read more about it here

Is Ajaswagandhadi leham different from rasayanam?
Leham means herbal jam, like Chyawanprash.
Rasayanam means the medicine that is used for rejuvenation and anti-aging purpose.
Most of the lehams are rasayanams. Having said that, there are many churnas which also are called rasayanam, like Pippali rasayanam.
In case of Ajaswagandhadi, lehyam and rasayanam both are same.

In Ajaswagandhadi lehyam, honey and ghee are in equal proportions. Is this a problem?
No. That rule of honey and ghee to be avoided in equal quantities is valid only when these two ingredients are used together, alone.
The rule is not valid, when other ingredients are involved. Hence, it is perfectly fine for this product to have honey and ghee in equal quantities. Even in chyawanprash, we have honey and ghee in equal quantities.

Veg vs non veg version of Ashwagandha jam

Ajaswagandhadi lehyam is the non veg version. Ashwagandhadi lehyam or Ashwagandha pak is the vegetarian version.

Both the variants are targeted towards
1. To improve strength of the muscles,
2. To relieve mental fatigue,
3. As a medicine for treating unreasonable tiredness
4. To restore strength of people who have been medicated or who have been ill for quite a long period
5. To improve digestive power.

So, Aja ashwagandhadi lehyam (non veg) has more effect on point number 1, than plain ashwagandhadi lehyam.
From point 2 to point 5, both are equally capable. I would even say that the plain version is better in improving digestive power than the non veg version.

112 comments on “Ajaswagandhadi Leham Ingredients, Benefits, Dose and Side Effects

  • Bijukannan(30yrs)

    18/08/2011 - 10:31 pm

    Is it better to take mrutasanjeevani kashayam with aswagandadilehyam?Then what is the dosage & taken method ?

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  • Merwais

    03/09/2011 - 8:16 pm

    I have take the non veg one I hope it does work..
    and I have little worry about it is side affect ..

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  • sachin

    18/10/2011 - 10:12 pm

    Ajamamsam means its an ingredient of goat or other?

    In what form its been extracted from?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/10/2011 - 10:45 pm

      Ajamamsam means goat meat.

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  • manu

    24/10/2011 - 10:56 pm

    is it good for body building when compare to other non-Ayurveda supplements(protein powder…etc)…

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/10/2011 - 11:02 pm

      Such a comparison is difficult to make. This lehyam is a good supplement for body building for those who are accustomed to non veg food.

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  • manu

    07/12/2011 - 9:31 pm

    i brought ajaswagandhadhi leham, daily 8.00pm to 9.00pm i ll b @ gym, i would like to know its dosage & when it can have( after dinner or before dinner)

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      07/12/2011 - 10:29 pm

      half a teaspoonful, two times a day after food. with a little warm milk.

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  • robert

    23/12/2011 - 12:11 am

    Is this paste also good to enhance the sideeffects of colon- cancerteatment with chemo?
    I use it two time a week and its enforcing my energy, question is tumors love sugars and its quite sweet, but may not harmfull.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      23/12/2011 - 10:38 pm

      It is one of the widely used herbal product to boost the strength while undergoing chemoptherapy. It boosts the immune system and overall stamina of the patient.
      For patients undergoing chemo, a healthy dose of one teaspoon per day, in the morning, after food is advisable.
      Ashwagandha herb increases muscle strength and is a good anti oxidant. It also boosts immunity and mental strength.
      The other ingredients and spices along with sugar act together.
      Just the presence of sugar can not be considered for tumor growth. Hope the point is clear.
      Wish you good health.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    12/01/2012 - 2:07 pm

    For kids (even for adults for that matter), it is better to give any medicine after consulting an Ayurvedic doctor only.
    Please note Ajaswagandhadi lehyam contains non veg ingredient.

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  • sreenath

    27/01/2012 - 7:17 pm

    is it increase our fat?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      27/01/2012 - 8:30 pm

      Only slightly. It improves muscle strength and mass.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    30/01/2012 - 4:25 pm

    She can have non veg along with this leham. Thanks for kind appreciation.

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  • AH

    03/02/2012 - 1:55 am

    can you suggest something for weight loss.

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    03/02/2012 - 10:54 pm

    The whole herbs act by the effect of multiple active principles. The action is based on the defect in the body. Hence, whole herbs, when used as medicine, have very few or nil side effects, as opposed to usage of chemicals / isolated plant extracts.
    Please also note that Ashwagandha lehyam contains many other ingredients other than Ashwagandha. Let me know if my explanation is unclear.

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  • Srijith

    20/02/2012 - 4:56 pm

    Does Ajaswagandhadi lehyam increse cholestrol?

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    • Srijith

      20/02/2012 - 10:00 pm

      Hi Doctor, Thanks a lot for a fast response.

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  • Srijith

    20/02/2012 - 10:06 pm

    I also read that taking Ajaswagandhadi lehyam is good to lower blood pressure. Is this true? Could you provide your valuable reply for this.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      20/02/2012 - 10:27 pm

      There are better Ayurvedic products than this for lowering blood pressure.

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  • Srinivas

    24/02/2012 - 10:19 am


    Your efforts are really commendable, Recently I started using Ajaswagandhadi Lehyam twice in a day, Is this is suitable for weight gain or I have to change. Please suggest me a product to weight gain.

    Thank you,

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/02/2012 - 12:31 pm

      It is one of the best product for weight gain, provided you are ok with non veg ingredient.
      Follow these rules along with it to enjoy fortified effects –
      exercise – half an hour a day
      meat soup – at least twice a week
      lot of fruit, fruit juices, fruit salads all through the week
      pepper, ginger and turmeric as food ingredients.

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  • Aradhana

    06/03/2012 - 8:09 am

    sir now iam 25. what is the dosage to eat ajaswagandhadhi leham for me ?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      06/03/2012 - 12:14 pm

      one spoon in the morning / evening, before food with small quantity of milk.

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  • Niza

    16/03/2012 - 3:20 pm

    Sir now am 24. am very slim. I want to start ajaswagandhadhi leham. tell me please what is the dosage and taking milk is it compulsory or not with this leham ?

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  • Niza

    17/03/2012 - 11:30 am

    Thank you Sir..

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    31/03/2012 - 8:57 pm

    It might increase sugar levels. Check your sugar levels for two successive months and if the sugar levels are going up, then you may need to stop this lehyam.

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    01/04/2012 - 10:45 pm

    dear dr,does aswagandha lehyam causes renal colic ,renal calculus ,splenic flexure syndrome or any gas entrapments in any part of the colon.kindly reply.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      01/04/2012 - 11:02 pm

      Dear sir, This lehyam does not cause renal colic or renal colic. But in some people it may cause minor digestion problem, since it is a non veg product and is a bit heavy to digest.
      The veg version of Aswagandhadi Lehyam does not have this issue of any gas formation or difficulty in digestion.

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  • esochi60

    04/04/2012 - 1:07 am

    Dr Hebbar,

    As Robert pointed out in a previous reply, some allopathic doctors claim that sugar may promote tumor growth and propose a ketogenic diet.

    In Ayurveda, proteins (meat) is thought to be responsible for tumor growth.

    What is your stand, based on your intepretation of the samhita’s and your personal practice.

    Thanks for sharing your knowlegde with us.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      12/04/2012 - 11:16 am

      Will write in detail about diet to avoid tumor growth.

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  • Deepak

    07/04/2012 - 9:43 am

    Sir now iam 21,what is the dosage to eat ajaswagamdhadhi leham for me.

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  • Patrycja

    09/04/2012 - 1:33 pm

    Dear dr, since i had read all of the post about how to take Aswagandhadi Lehyam i am confused because of the fact that half of them say after and half before food. Is it always safe to have a milk if we are about to have or just had a meal which should not be combined with milk? Thank you in advance for replying.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      10/04/2012 - 4:05 pm

      If you are okay with small bit of spices, Ashwagandhadi Lehyam can be taken before food, with milk. If you have any sensitive stomach, gastritis or low digestion power, it makes sense to take this after food.
      If you have a meal which should not be combined with milk, then it makes sense to AVOID milk along with Ashwagandhadi lehyam.
      It makes sense to take it with water. Hope it is clear now. regards.

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  • ishan

    29/04/2012 - 9:06 am

    what is d diff. B/w ashwagandha nd ashwagandhadi lehyam

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  • Pampanagouda

    29/04/2012 - 9:29 am

    Dear DR, What is the function of ingredient SITA in Ajaswagandham as it is 50% of the rasayanam

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      29/04/2012 - 12:19 pm

      Sita is white sugar candy. It gives natural preservation to the medicine, acts as the media / base and also provides the nutritive value.

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  • Sushanth

    14/05/2012 - 2:43 pm

    Hai Dr. J V Hebbar, Recently i was searching for Ajaswagandhadi leham Reviews and Opinions from experts in online at last i came across through your blog and i was surprised and amazed by the replys and responses by you. Dr iam facing a problem since i was a kid. Traveling sickness, vomiting while traveling, i have been through many Doctors from Ayurveda to Allopathic but there was no 1% improvement, I have major issue of pitham, vomiting pale Yellow water like substance in the morning where my almost day gets worse. recently i have been to kotakal Ayurveda Clinic where they have prescribed me a lehyam called ajaswangandhadi leham, soon after taking it for 2 Days one day i started Continous Vomiting, Lose Motion and Tiredness. As a matter of fact iam a Pure Vegeterian.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      15/05/2012 - 12:38 pm

      That is a little unfortunate to know, because Ajaswagandhadi lehyam is having non veg ingredient, that might be the reason behind vomiting.

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  • Aswin

    30/05/2012 - 8:44 pm

    I wish to gain 10kgs of weight to get my ideal weight.i started to take ashwagandadilehyam for a weak.but no change occur.why?

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  • Ranjana

    06/06/2012 - 2:15 pm


    Is this good for women also?.. Is it advicsable to take before/during pregnancy ..would it do any side affect during pregnancy??

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      06/06/2012 - 2:47 pm

      It is safe for woman. But it is not advisable during pregnancy. There are no known side effects with this during pregnancy. But to be on the safer side, it is best to avoid any extra Ayurvedic supplements during pregnancy.

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  • vishnu

    09/08/2012 - 10:35 pm

    I have 24 year i am very slim, ashwagandadilehyam is better for bodybuilding how many bottle i use

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/08/2012 - 11:43 am

      It can be used upto 2 – 3 months, based on your doctor’s advice.

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  • rajdeep

    12/09/2012 - 5:03 pm

    Where to buy this and company please let me know so that i can get original produc

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  • pravin

    16/09/2012 - 11:16 am

    iam 21 yrs old,very slim,which is the best ayurvedic weight gain supplement….

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  • Vipin

    17/10/2012 - 8:53 pm

    is dabur ashwagandhadi lehya gud for health?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      17/10/2012 - 10:04 pm

      It can generally be said as a good product.

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  • Kumar

    02/12/2012 - 3:47 pm

    Dear Doc,

    Is it good for nerve disorders?

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  • harishp228

    07/12/2012 - 10:52 pm

    is this ajashwagandhadi leham good to put some weight? How Long Does it Take To Gain Weight?

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  • harishp228

    08/12/2012 - 10:43 pm

    i want to gain weight in a month. which is the best ayurvedic weight gain supplement?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      08/12/2012 - 11:25 pm

      Better to consult an Ayurvedic doctor in person.

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  • Sivarama R nAIR

    10/12/2012 - 1:56 pm

    I likes to gain body weight
    i am diabetic and Heart patient please advise me the best one

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    18/12/2012 - 9:58 pm

    It would cause weight gain.

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    • Re

      19/12/2012 - 12:28 pm

      I already increase weight of 3 Ktg.but i want to know whether it will increase the stomach??if like that what i want to do to reduce my stomach..kindly give suggestions pls…

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      • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

        19/12/2012 - 1:41 pm

        If you’ve seen weight gain with this product and would want to have a flat stomach, better to stop this medicine for now and do abdominal crunches and such other exercises.

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  • Shibu

    29/12/2012 - 1:46 pm

    Dear Dr. I am cholestrol patient, I can use this leham for weight gain. If I can use which one is good for me veg/non veg. your immediate response is highly appreciated

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  • Kranthi

    09/01/2013 - 12:25 pm

    Sir, I have taken this Ashwagandha Lehya and started using from 10 days.I heard that usage of Aswagandha Lehya would lead to Hair loss.Actually my body feels always heat. Should I take continue this Lehyam now.Please suggest/reply.

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  • JOSE

    11/01/2013 - 3:24 pm

    aswam means HORSE, powerful healty medcine

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  • sakthivel

    26/01/2013 - 8:06 pm

    Dear Dr, is ashwagandhadi lehiyum useful to cure stammering problem. kindly reply sir

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      26/01/2013 - 9:40 pm

      It may be useful. But there are other better medicines worth trying. Please consult an Ayurvedic doctor.

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  • prudhvi

    26/02/2013 - 10:51 pm

    Hi Dr JV Hebbar,
    I’m using Ashwagandha lehyam along with bramhi grutham in milk with oats as tiffin. can use it like that or do i have to take them seperately. Please clear my doubt?

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    25/03/2013 - 9:30 pm

    Hi, in some people, it is known to cause constipation. Try with a small bottle first.

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  • Reggie

    18/04/2013 - 5:37 am

    Dr Hebbar

    Is the weight gained from this product is primarily muscle mass? I have lost 25 pounds since January but my objective is to loose body fat and retain lean muscle mass.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      18/04/2013 - 3:34 pm

      If someone is exercising along with taking this medicine, then the weight gain can be said as due to muscle mass.

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      • Reggie

        18/04/2013 - 3:58 pm

        Thanks for the prompt response, what are the properties in this medicine that promotes weight gain…is it proteins or some sort of amino acid profile along with health fats?

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        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

          08/05/2013 - 1:39 pm

          1. Protein of the goat meat that it contains.
          2. spices, which improve metabolism and correction of digestive enzymes.
          3. herbs like ashwagandha which increase endurance.

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  • Aswin Kavali

    23/04/2013 - 10:08 am

    Dr Hebbar,

    Just a small doubt. What is the color of this lehyam? Just want to make sure whether i bought the correct one or not!

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/04/2013 - 6:40 pm

      Because it is non veg, I have not seen it much. I think it is blackish brown..?!
      If it is labelled properly, there is nothing to fear.

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  • lisyu

    23/04/2013 - 1:37 pm

    whether ajaswgandhadhi leham helps to increase breast milk as I was given this by my doctor after my delivery…

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      24/04/2013 - 6:39 pm

      Hi, after delivery, it is usually given to strength the muscles of lower abdomen and groin. Shatavari or medicines with Shatavari are the best to improve breast milk. Ask your doctor.

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  • Reggie

    27/04/2013 - 3:02 am

    Dr Hebbar,

    Are you familiar with the medicine”Garcinia Cambogia”?

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    • Reggie

      29/04/2013 - 12:37 am

      In you expertise how is this medicine used and for what purpose?

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      • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

        08/05/2013 - 1:49 pm

        It is used to improve weight, to relieve fatigue, tiredness and as supplement for gym goers.
        It is usually administered in a dose of one teaspoon 2 times a day, before or after food with warm milk / warm water

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  • srikanth

    19/05/2013 - 7:28 am

    Hi sir,
    What is the difference between aswagandhadi lehyam and ajaaswagandhadi lehyam.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      21/05/2013 - 10:09 am

      The two terms are used inter-changeably. If you read Aja aswagandhadi lehyam, surely, it is a non veg product, as explained above.
      If you read it as Aswagandhadi lehyam, there is 50 % chance that it is the Ajaswagandhadi L. But some companies manufacture veg version and name it as Aswagandhadi lehyam.
      Look into the ingredient list, if it contains anything like Chagamamsam, Ajamamsam, etc, then it is a non veg product.

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    04/06/2013 - 8:06 pm

    dear Dr. hebbar, i have tried many medicine but my body weight never increased much except 3-4KGs (iam 184 cm, 64KG wwt.), 34 years age looks thin and young, no much physical body change from last 10 years, ayurvedic doctor adviced to take ashwaganda lehyam, is it thr right product for me? after using when i can see a weight change in me? for how many months i need to take?

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  • Rajan P

    13/07/2013 - 7:46 pm

    Dear sir,
    Have any food restriction while taking the leham?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      13/07/2013 - 8:44 pm

      In some patients it might cause slight constipation.
      It is better to restrict on fried food, heavy to digest non veg food and excessively spicy food stuff.
      It is better to adopt a light food.

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  • mik

    03/08/2013 - 6:06 pm

    Hello,would like to know if ashwagandha for strength in leham form is OK in amla pitta or high pitta condition; am sensitive to heating foods and medications.thanks

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      03/08/2013 - 7:46 pm

      It generates a little heat in the body and in very rare cases, it causes constipation. Try with a small dose for a week or consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.

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      • mik

        03/08/2013 - 9:48 pm

        Thank you for your helpful response. I was advised this by a ved,Would like to know though whether this mixture (lehyam) is less heating than ashwagandha alone eg capsules.Thanks.

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        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

          04/08/2013 - 2:50 pm

          If it is advised by your doctor, it must be the right one for you. Try it for a week and revert back to your doctor if you observe any excess heat. It is better to go with the advice of your doctor than self judging on medicines.

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  • Ramesh

    06/08/2013 - 10:57 am

    Dr. Hebbar, you mentioned that Ashwagandha could be veg or non veg. I have tried finding the veg version but in vain. Both Companies Nagarjuna and Arya Vaidya Sala has the non veg version (no labeling is done but seeing the ingredients mentioned by you, one can jump to the non veg conclusion).
    Can you please suggest some companies who make veg version. Also, is taking Ashwagandha in power form less effective than the leham form?

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  • Jai

    01/09/2013 - 11:11 am

    Hello, I get kaph (or mucous) with certain foods, and also a little higher pitta. Is it ok for me to take ashwagandha. Also, what is the difference in leham and pure ashwagandha capsules in terms of effect on digestive system. Thank you.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      04/09/2013 - 10:11 am

      Hi, you can take Ashwagandha. But it might cause slight Pitta increase. Lehyam is a bit hard to digest when compared to Ashwagandha capsule.

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  • drSandy

    01/09/2013 - 11:35 pm

    Dr Hebbar, Just read all you replies. You are doing a brilliant job ! God bless you !

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      03/09/2013 - 10:35 pm

      Dear Dr Sandy, Many thanks B-)

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    04/09/2013 - 11:14 am

    You can take it along with water also.

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  • Chris

    04/11/2013 - 2:47 pm

    Dear Dr, is the text for this leham an old one? I thought ayurveda is all vegetarian!
    when did ayurvedic medicines contain animal meat?
    I have bought some from kottakal and so far emptied 3 bottles in 3 weeks.it said .448gm of atmagupta and ashwagandha in one 10gm serving.this means half a gram in 10gm right?also sita is about 50% of the product.is this refined white sugar or unrefined jaggery?if its refined then I’m not taking it.Except for a little body heat increase I like this product.

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  • asghar

    11/12/2013 - 3:22 am

    Dear Doctor can you please tell me which medicine should I take for hand tremor ,pls advice …..thanks

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  • julie

    11/12/2013 - 8:05 pm

    Dear Dr, Just curious to know if people with Adrenal fatigue benefit from Ajaswagandhai. Also are there any side effects reported especially in women. I find that I may have overstressed myself over the past years via work and family. I’ve lost a good amount of hair over the years and it just doesn’t grow as fast as it used to even on the rest of my body. I’m in my late 30’s and feel not everyone is experiencing what I’m going through.
    thanks julie

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  • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

    27/08/2021 - 4:50 pm

    It can be taken before or after food. If one has weak digestion, better to take it before food. If one has hyperacidity issue, then it can be taken after food.

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  • Karthik vs

    28/08/2021 - 9:45 am

    Sir Aswangandha lehym is more costly than Aswangandha powder. If Consuming Ashwaganda 5gm powder with milk good for muscle growth?
    Ashwaganda lehym or root powder give best result in bodybuilding and muscle strength

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    12/03/2022 - 3:12 pm

    Sir ,i bought Kottakkal’s aja ashwagandhadi Lehyam for my father ,he is underweight,,he is diabetic ,hba1c is 7.2
    I read that it contains saccharum in the ingredients ,can my father take it sir?

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  • Aswathi

    19/06/2022 - 3:28 pm

    My mother is a BP patient so can a BP patient eat lehyam?

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  • Riyas

    31/08/2022 - 12:25 am

    Is this good for 11 and13 year old boys

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