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Benefits of Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera (Ashawagandha) is very revered herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine as a Rasayana (tonic). It is used for various kinds of disease processes and specially as a nervine tonic. It is an adaptogenic herb that has been used for medicinal purposes over 2,500 years. It is popular in Ayurvedic medicine because of its many healing qualities.

The root of Ashwagandha is regarded as tonic, aphrodisiac, narcotic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, thermogenic and stimulant. Here are some of the main uses :

  • It helps boost muscle strength and mass.
  • It reduces joint pain.
  • It increases endurance and stamina.
  • It boosts immunity.
  • It normalises blood sugar levels.
  • It relieves adrenal fatigue.
  • It reduces inflammation.
  • It improves symptoms of depression.
  • It enhances under active thyroid function.
  • It reduces brain cell degeneration.
  • It combats anxiety and stress.
  • It improves heart health.
  • It enhances male fertility and sexual function in men and women.

Ashwagandha is used as a household remedy by Indians, who consider it as the best tonic for old people and children, and as aphrodisiac by young people. Although there has been some research done to support the health benefits claimed for this herb, it would be advisable to consult a medical practitioner before treating any serious medical condition with Ashwagandha.

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  1. If you are a sufferer of stomach ailments such as acid reflux or a sufferer of anxiety it can be a problem. It contains alkaloids such as nicotine that if drunk make you feel quite queasy on a sensitive stomach. Tried it! Can confirm

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  2. I’ve noticed in the past that your posts are very well timed for me. I’ve been in a cycle of anxiety for the past three years. And you know, anxiety perpetuates anxiety! I read about ashwagandha less than a month ago, bought some, and within weeks am already finding improvements. I’ve been reluctant to promote it, not knowing if it’s working or all in my mind. It eases away stress and gives me energy. It sharpens thinking without Subduing emotions.

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    • Ashwagandha is a traditional medicinal herb with multiple health benefits. It can reduce anxiety and stress, help fight depression, boost fertility and testosterone in men and may even boost brain function. Supplementing with ashwagandha may be an easy and effective way to improve your health and quality of life. I am glad that my posts are coming at the right time for you. Gratitude. Stay healthy.

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  3. I have used it for well over a year. it has not improved depression, thyroid problems, for which I started using it, or much of the list. Why is that?

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