Health Benefits of Ashwagandha
Did you know that Ashwagandha is a powerful herb used in Ayurvedic healing? It is known to be one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing and has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. It is most well-known for its restorative and rejuvenating benefits.
Traditionally, ashwagandha has been prescribed as a nerve tonic and adaptogen—an agent which helps the body adapt to various emotional and physical stressors.
Some main Ashwagandha health benefits include:
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
May be an effective anti-tumor agent
Promotes new nerve growth
I've been using this adaptogen for over a year to help with stress, hormone health, and sleep. I particularly love adding this to my smoothies, matcha lattes, hot chocolates, oats, etc. It can also be taken in capsule form.
Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before using supplements if you have any health conditions. Ashwagandha is not recommended for women who are pregnant.