Ashwagandha benefits documented for stress and anxiety conditions
By Veena Deo
This article discusses about Ashwagandha benefits for a healthy inflammation, stress relief and how it can help one from aging fast.
Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is an Indian medicinal plant, proven as an ‘Adaptogenic – Herb’ It is popularly known as the Indian Ginseng and is found in the drier parts of Subtropical India & is widely distributed. It contains alkaloids, withanolides, withaferins, saponins.
Animal studies have shown that steroidal compounds in Withania have antibacterial, anti-tumor & anti inflammatory activities & some studies have shown Ashwagandha to protect against carbon tetrachloride- induced liver damage.
Ashwagandha benefits that are well documented-
A recent pharmacological comparison of Withania & Panax ginseng demonstrated that Withania has a similar potential as Panax in terms of adaptogenic, tonic & anabolic effects. It is highly esteemed as a Rasayana herb (meaning one that destroys old age and disease), by Ayurvedic physicians.
Withania somnifera is bitter in taste, hot in action, and it alleviates vatha, kapha, doshas or imbalances in the body. In the Ayurvedic System of medicine, Ashwagandha is used as a tonic in geriatrics. It is prescribed for all kinds of weaknesses, nervous.
Ashwagandha helps body develop resistance against diseases, endurance against stress, strain, helps arrest the aging process. It relieves anxiety, depression, irritability, headaches, loss of appetite etc. It is also useful in convalescence and is known to boost immunity.
Ashwagandha + Boswellia + Turmeric Curcumin video
Ashwagandha is a Herb described in the Ayurvedic Pharmacopia as an adaptogenic herb. Maximizing the body's ability to resist stress, it enables the body to reserve and sustain vital energy throughout the day, and gives restful sleep at night. It is considered to be one of the best herbs for calming vata (moving things) and can be used by both men and women. It maintains proper nourishment of the tissues, while supporting proper functioning of the adrenals. This potent herb is also used to promote muscle strength and to support comfortable joint movement.
I hope the above listed Ashwagandha benefits are useful to all. Ashwagandha, Turmeric Curcumin and Boswellia, when combined together, makes products that have the best anti-inflammatory actions.
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Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on herbal supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advise. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email at firstname.lastname@example.org