Ashwagandha is found to be very effective in Ayurvedic healing. It is referred as the Indian ginseng. It has oval leaves and yellow flowers and has a red fruit whose size is of a raisin. It is used in reducing the symptoms of Stress, Fatigue, Lack of energy and difficulty concentrating.
Promotes Graceful Aging
Both physical and mental stress affects aging. Cortisol is the stress hormone of the body and, contributes to wrinkles, cognitive impairment, muscle loss and weakness. It is found that ashwagandha improves resistance to stress and in turn benefits in reducing the production of cortisol. Provides Menopausal Support
Ashwagandha acts in balancing the hormones by acting on the endocrine system. A study has shown that women using ashwagandha as a supplement observed significant reduction in hot flashes, mood and anxiety.
Improves Sexual Health
Ashwagandha is defined in the literatures as a sexual stimulant. It is proved that this herb supports sexual health by increasing blood flow and in turn reduces body tension. It is seen that women who take ashwagandha experience increased sexual desire.
Boosts your Memory
It is proved that ashwagandha protects the brain from stress which eventually leads to neuro-degeneration. The stress-fighting effects of this herb induce relaxation in a person which in turn benefits by long-term visual memory.
A recent study has proved that Ashwagandha assists in killing cancer cells, when used along with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It also truncates the consequences of chemotherapy without disturbing the malignant cell-killing activity.
Ashwagandha have dynamic behavior towards many rheumatologic problems. This herb acts as a cyclooxygenase interrupter which is known to decrease inflammation. A study has shown that the Ashwagandha’s cyclooxygenase properities which decreases inflammation are derived from the saponins, alkaloids and the steroidal lactones in it.
Ashwagandha is proved to be effective in regulating microbial infections in human beings. A study has shown that the antibacterial properties of Ashwagandha are effective in treating gastrointestinal, respiratory tract infections and urinogenital infections.
Protects Your Heart
Ashwagandha is believed to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and reduces stress which is beneficial for heart. It strengthens the heart muscles and helps in reducing bad LDL cholesterol. A study has proved that it has hypolipidemic properties which reduces blood cholesterol levels.
Ashwagandha is believed to improve physical and psychological health. A recent study has proved the benefits of Ashwagandha reduces fear and depression.
Controls Blood Sugar
Ashwagandha is used as a long term cure for diabetes since ages. A research has indicated that Ashwagandha treats diabetes and has indicated promising results. It is proved that when Ashwagandha is consumed for about four weeks the blood sugar levels during fasting and post-lunch reduced significantly.
Stimulates your Thyroid Gland
Root extract of Ashwagandha when consumed everyday improves secretion of thyroid hormones. It is used to stimulate the thyroid gland in case of hypothyroidism.
Defuses Free Radicals
Presence of free radicals in blood may lead to cancer. High antioxidants content in Ashwagandha proved to be very effective in removing and defusing free radicals which are generally produced during metabolism.
Boosts Blood Production
New blood producing process is called haematopoiesis. Ashwagandha has hemo-poetic properties. A recent study has proved that red blood cell and white blood cell count is increased when ashwagandha is consumed regularly thus prevents you from conditions like anemia.
The aphrodisiac properties of Ashwagandha increases exuberance and pregnancy rate. Ashwagandha is believed to improve the semen quality and decreases stress produced due to oxidation.