Ever since the television and social media explosion happened, a lot of knowledge not available in the public domain has become accessible to most consumers now regarding several products, among them herbs. There is also a lot of cacophony and misinformation surrounding several herbs. As we have entered the COVID era, the noise around herbs has magnified. One of the frequently mentioned herb is Ashwagandha, and they are making a big deal about it. So, we at SASAAYA decided to investigate and inform our readers and consumers what makes it such a great herb.
Ashwagandha is an ancient Indian medicinal herb, native to India, one of the herbs extensively studied and clinical trials conducted, and its efficacy documented. There are several products in several forms that Ashwagandha is available in, internationally, and forms a staple herbal supplement in all houses that are health conscious.
Ayurvedic texts inform us of several indications for medicinal use and supplementation and modern research has corroborated most of these claims. The key benefits that most people can draw from is with regards to combating generalized anxiety, and stress, as Ashwagandha helps lower cortisol levels, is known to block stress communication in the brain, thus helping combat stress effectively.
Ashwagandha has been proven to lower inflammation and tumor growth as well, and is therefore a potential candidate for cancer prevention. Ashwagandha is the best resort for people suffering from insomnia, and its regular consumption is reported to bestow a deep and peaceful sleep. As it is known to boost testosterone and fertility in men, it helps with middle age issues for men. Not only is Ashwagandha a safe herb, with almost no side effects, its function in improving memory and brain makes it a much sought after supplement.
For those working out on a regular basis, and those on the leaner side of built, Ashwagandha is a boon, in helping gain muscle mass as well as strength.