What does Ashwagandha do?
What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is a highly revered herb of the Ayurvedic system of medicine as a Rasayana or tonic. It has been taken as a medicinal herb for thousands of years, traditionally being used as an adaptogen which are thought to help fight stress, improve focus and reduce anxiety and fatigue which can occur when the body is under sustained conditions of elevated Cortisol.
This powerful medicinal herb is renowned for its multiple health benefits and is growing in popularity amongst athletes, those suffering from stress, people having trouble sleeping and even those looking to increase fertility.
What are Adaptogens?
Adaptogens like Ashwagandha are thought to support and restore balance in the body otherwise
known as Homeostasis.
What are the Benefits of Ashwagandha?
Although studies are ongoing, research does support the following :-
• reduces levels of stress and anxiety
• improvement in cognition and memory
• reduces symptoms of depression and other mental health conditions
• supports healthy blood sugar levels
• reduces inflammation in the body
• promotes improved sleep quality
Ashwagandha is best taken for the moderate term and effects are reported over several months - it is
not a ‘quick-fix’.
Anyone who is pregnant, or has medical conditions and/or is on medication should seek medical
advice prior to commencing any herbal regime.