Ashwagandha has it all to preserve your vitality to give you a healthy lifestyle. However, science has fangled many drugs for complicated disease, Ayurvedic remedies have always proven their potential of curing numerous disease solely. Ashwagandha, an Indian ginseng, has made its respected position between those Ayurvedic boons, since ancient time. It has been used in Ayurveda in ancient times, as a rejuvenative (rasayana). Ashwagandha, having a Latin name as Withania somnifera, which Sanskrit name translated as a smell of horse. Lately the meaning of the same is derived as “consuming of this Ayurvedic herb gives you the power of horse”.
So, let’s have a quick look on all the benefits of Ashwagandha.
- It helps to overcome depression by restraining the level of stress and inhibits the level of the stress hormone called cortisol. It also helps in promoting relaxation, hence works as a motivator.
- It carries a peerless quality of healing wound quickly and also relieves joint pains and swelling.
- In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha was often termed as Balya, which means giving strength, as well as it improves stamina, energy.
- It has the ability to help in the growth of nerve cells, and also protects cell of our brain from unfavourable environmental effects.
- As it makes our body healthier and stronger, it’s used as body tonic and also it is present in Chyawanprash.
- It is widely used in the treatment of insomnia, as it eases our stress and tension to get us relief from sleeplessness.
- Increase in production of cortisol increases stress, bring weakness, and wrinkle in the skin. Ashwagandha keeps this hormone in control, hence it promotes graceful aging.
- Kamasutra mentions that Ashwagandha is a dominant sexual stimulant. Intake of Ashwagandha usually improves sexual desire as well as satisfaction. By decreasing stress, it helps in optimal fertilization.
- It also improves long term visual memory.
- Ashwagandha supports the function of thyroid, which is mainly responsible for regulating hormone.
- It protects the immune system, stabilize blood sugar, and helps to lower cholesterol.
- It keeps our eye healthy.
How to take Ashwagandha
Mainly, Ashwagandha root found in capsule, liquid and powder form. This powder can be taken by mixing it with warm milk or honey, before bed. A general dose is 1-6 grams daily. If you are taking it in a tablet form, then 3-4 tablet will be enough. One of the best ways to take all the benefits is to boil the root of Ashwagandha for 15 minutes and then leave it for 10 minutes to infuse. Then take the boiled soup, which contains all the ingredients. Do not intake more than two cups a day.