Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng and Winter Cherry, has been known in different cultures for thousands of years for its wide range of health benefits. This ancient herb originated in India. It is a robust plant that can survive high and low temperatures, ranging from 40°C to about 10°C. Ashwagandha has a great significance in Ayurvedic medicine, in Greek medicine and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In fact, it is one of the most highly regarded and commonly used adaptogens in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia.
Hundreds of studies have confirmed that Ashwagandha offers many healing properties and might -in some cases- be as strong as the pharmaceutical equivalent. Here are some of its properties:
- Relieves Stress
- Reduces anxiety
- Calming & Sleep-Inducing
- Improves Memory Function
- Boosts Energy
- Strengthens Immune System
Various studies have shown that regular consumption of Ashwagandha may result in the following health benefits.
- Dampens Arthritis Pain
- Protect Heart Health
- Reduce Hypertension
- Reduce Cholesterol Levels (LDL)
- Improve Thyroid Health
- Anti-Depressant & Anxiety
- Anti-Carcinogenic- Cancer Fighting Properties
- Fight Diabetes
- Reduce Seizures and Convulsions
Ashwagandha is available is different forms, for example in powdered or tablet form, as tea, as tincture, or a a fresh or dried root. A daily intake of about 1/2 tsp (powder) in warm water twice daily is recommended to maintain well-being. It should be noted that Ashwagandha is not a quick fix, but needs to be taken long term for full benefits. Start with a small dosis and increase over time.
Pregnant & nursing women should exercise caution. Ashwagandha is a powerful herb and might interact with other herbs or pharmaceuticals. Avoid using in large doses. Any information on our website and blog is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition and should not be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Any person with a condition requiring medical attention should consult a qualified practitioner or therapist.