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.

Source: Healthline

Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before using supplements if you have any health conditions. Ashwagandha is not recommended for women who are pregnant.

Sara Hubbard