The ashwagandha plant, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. It is most well-known for its restorative and rejuvenating benefits. In Sanskrit ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb has the potential to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion. The ashwagandha root is also reported to have a smell reminiscent of horse sweat.
It is frequently referred to as “Indian ginseng” because of its rejuvenating properties, even though botanically, ginseng and ashwagandha are unrelated. Belonging to the same nightshade family as the tomato, organic ashwagandha is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers. It bears red fruit about the size of a raisin.
Ashwagandha Health Benefits
The use of it can work as herbal medicine to help alleviate these symptoms and support an energetic and rejuvenating sense of well-being, including:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Poor memory
- Trouble sleeping
- Low libido
- Frequent illness
- Low endurance (mentally or physically)
- Joint pain
- Neurological condition
Some key examples of its health benefits are:
- Protects the immune system
- Helps combat the effects of stress
- Improves learning, memory, and reaction time
- Reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
- Helps reduce brain-cell degeneration and improve cognitive function
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Offers anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits
- Contains anti-malarial properties
- Enhances sexual potency for both men and women
- Promotes new nerve growth
It is classically taken as a fine powder mixed in honey or ghee.
The typical recommended dose is 500 mg. For people who suffer from insomnia and anxiety, having a cup of hot milk that contains a teaspoon of powdered ashwagandha or an ashwagandha capsule before bedtime is a beneficial treatment.
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