Ashwagandha benefits

In India, there is a very ancient practice of medicine that uses a variety of natural herbs and medicines to treat illness. It is called Ayurvedic medicine and in the United States is considered an alternative medicine. Although Ayurvedic medicine is ancient, most people have never heard about it and therefore are completely unfamiliar with the medicines and herbs used in the treatment.

One of these herbs is called ashwagandha, which is also known as Indian winter cherry. It is a crucial herb and is used in a variety of treatments because its uses are so broad. It has been used for everything from treating pain and stress to being used as a way to increase muscular endurance. It is grown as a shrub and as people become more knowledgeable of it, is being grown in greater amounts.

It is mostly grown in the northwestern part of India and usually reaches up to five feet in height. Unlike other plants, the beneficial portion of this one lies in its roots. The name is derived from the word “horse” since it is known to provide strength and because of its interesting smell.

Ashwagandha serves as an “adaptogen,” which is very similar to the properties of ginseng. Adaptogens serve to enhance health, improve the immune system, improve fitness, and increase energy. It is shown to cool the effects of the nervous system (hence reduce pain), increase white blood cell counts, simulate “testosterone-like” effects, and improve blood flow to the vital organs.

Ashwagandha benefits all parts of the body and can be used as a tonic or in oral form. In some cases, it has been used as a way to treat and reduce malignancy associated with cancer. It can be used to improve male libido as well, which is one of the most popular uses and benefits.

Ashwagandha benefits more than just your libido though, as it can be used to improve cardiovascular health, which is an important benefit for athletes. Studies show that supplementing with ashwagandha can provide the energy needed to get through long workouts while also allowing for maximum recovery and cell re-growth.

Lastly, ashwagandha benefits your body by being used as an anti-oxidant, as studies have shown that it can eliminate free radicals from your immune system. Free radicals are the agents that cause the breakdown of your body’s tissue, alternatively known as aging.

If you are looking to get your hands on this powerful herb, then you will probably be best off searching online, as most health food stores do not carry Ayurvedic medicines. If you live in Central or Eastern Asia, then you might be able to find it locally, however many times the prices are much better online than they are locally. Although there are very few studies to compare short and long-term effects, it is believed to be OK to use in moderation over long periods of time. It has been used for centuries in many parts of the world, but if you have any questions about the herb or product then you can check the label to learn more. Ashwagandha is said to behave like a wonder drug, but the only way to see how it works for you is to try it and find out.

If you are suffering from pain, numbness, fatigue, or a low libido, then it certainly wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. The best thing about trying herbal supplements is that they are often inexpensive and very easy to test. If you try it and your symptoms do not go away, then maybe you need to look into alternative solutions. Otherwise, you might have found the perfect answer to your problems.

Last updated on Sep 12th, 2009 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses for “Ashwagandha benefits”

  1. Alena says:

    There’s a great article on boosting libido through good nutrition and other ordinary means. It’s definitely help put the spark back in my LTR. Very simple stuff that anyone, male/female, can put into practice for a more satisfying love life.

  2. Vijay says:

    Hi, i have made a surgery to remove a tumor in my spinal cord called lipoma on 2004, need to know how to stop the tumor from growing again, kill the tumor cell.thanks.

    • Susanne says:

      Try to supplement with maitake, shiitake and reishi mushroom. They help to stop the growth or tumors and cancer and help to boost the immune system.

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