What is Ashwagandha?

Boost your vitality and stamina with Ashwagandha. Here’s 15 Benefits.

Ashwagandha in the UK is becoming a popular herbal remedy. There are many benefits of Ashwagandha. The root is found most commonly in different parts of India, Nepal, China and Yemen. Ashwagandha got its name as its root smell like a horse (ashwa=horse, gandha=smell/odor). When considering its Latin name (withania somnifera), the word somnifera indicates inducing sleep. It comes under the Solanacea family.

Though Ashwagandha is gaining popularity here in the western world, in Ayurveda it has been used for centuries due to its amazing herbal properties. The roots of Ashwagandha are used for making Ayurvedic formulations. It is a powerful revitalising herb, which can restore and refresh our strength, stamina, and immunity as well as relaxing the mind.

Stress is a major complaint these days! “I’m stressed out and tired!” “I’m mentally exhausted”. We all have experienced such phrases in all age groups. Mental exhaustion can really drain our energy and make us feeling agitated even disturbing our sleep. Ashwagandha has a miraculous effect in relaxing and energising the mind, thereby refreshing us by enhancing proper sleep and energy.

Here are 15 benefits of Ashwagandha:
  1. Enhances immunity
  2. Regulates sleep pattern
  3. Healthy reproductive system
  4. Promotes thyroid function
  5. Promotes energy & vitality
  6. Effective in Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  7. Controls high blood sugar
  8. Reduces high cholesterol level in blood
  9. Controls and reduces risks of bipolar disorders
  10. Help get rid of ulcers
  11. Effective in skin diseases like white patches
  12. Brings down inflammation
  13. Useful in detoxification
  14. Improves semen quality and quantity
  15. Relieves arthritis pain

According to Ayurveda, Ashwagandha eliminates excess Vata and Kapha, but can slightly impair Pitta. The herb could also increase the risk of indigestion if not consumed properly hence it is recommended to gain guidance from an Ayurvedic practitioner before hand.

(Ashwagandha, Stamina, Stress relief, Immunity, Ayurvedic Supplement)