Indian Ginseng, or Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), is a plant used in Ayurveda, India's ancient medicine. Its root has a horsey odor and is claimed to give a horse strength and virility. The Sanskrit words ashva and gandha imply "horse" and "smell," respectively. The plant's many parts are employed, but the most popular supplemental form is a root extract which is used in the powdered from.
Ashwagandha is classed as an adaptogen, which means it is thought to help the body cope with stress.
The Ashwagandha herb holds a multitude of benefits. It accounts for the whole-body revival. It helps with almost every body part. Regular consumption of Ashwagandha will benefit the body, mind, and soul. Below written are the benefits of Ashwagandha shared by Dr. Mukesh Sharda, founder of Dr. Sharda Ayurveda.
Benefits of Ashwagandha:
It helps with stress and anxiety. Regular consumption will help to manage stress levels. It will also help to reduce the intensity and frequency of anxiety attacks. It has shown fabulous results in managing stress as it is an excellent adaptogen. One can even manage the depression condition with this herb.
It is also known to improve the functions of reproductive systems in both males and females. It helps the sperm’s motility, quantity, and quality. Also, in the case of females, it helps with sexual dysfunction. It promotes fertility and helps in conceiving a child.
The Ashwagandha is known to regulate the levels of glucose in the blood. Also, the blood pressure levels are managed with its consumption. As both of these conditions are related to the heart, it promotes a healthy heart. It also helps with the proper oxygenation of blood in the body.
It has the property of anti-inflammatory and helps with the reduction of inflammation. It is known to help with arthritis symptoms. The joints and bones are protected and strengthened. It also helps with bone density and erosion by increasing bone mass and thickness. Additionally, this herb is useful for osteoporosis patients.
IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION
The memory and focus are improved by the intake of Ashwagandha. It also helps to improve the cognitive and intellectual abilities of the person. Further, it is also known to help the proper functioning of the brain.
PROMOTES GOOD SLEEP
The studies suggest that regular consumption of Ashwagandha improves the sleep quality of the person. It also helps with insomnia. Lowering the stress levels in the body relaxes the mind and helps the person to fall asleep easily.
It is highly potent and contains various anti-oxidants which boost immunity and makes the body’s defense mechanism stronger. It helps to put the fight against foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens which may harm the body.
Ashwagandha has anti-aging abilities. It makes the skin glow and keeps the wrinkles and lines away from the face. So, to keep the skin healthy and prevent damage Ashwagandha is the best remedy. It also keeps the acne, and blemishes away from the skin, making it glow.
It is also known to put a fight against cancer. It helps in checking up on the abnormal cell growth in the body. Consumption of Ashwagandha is useful in playing a defensive role in the protection of the body from cancer-causing agents.
The mode of consumption
1. The medicinal part of the plant is the roots and the fruit. They are utilized to form the fine powder which can be consumed by mixing it with cow’s ghee or honey.
2. It can also be used by mixing it in the milk or you can add it to the tea and sip it.
3. Another way is by adding the Ashwagandha to the fruit/vegetable smoothie.
4. You can also add it with juices and drink it.
5. The other alternative is the Ashwagandha capsules.
Excess of everything is bad. We should take the proper dose of every medicinal plant as every human is different so is their condition. Instead of taking things on your own, and becoming your doctor, consult an expert who will guide you through the treatment. Under the supervision of Dr. Sharda Ayurveda, you will receive customized treatment and the desired results.