Ashwangandha

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Source:  (Oregon) organic

Product: Vital Source

Summary

Ashwagandha is a potent adaptogen with multiple benefits but is most well-known for a wide spectrum of restorative properties. It creates a foundation of wellness in the body by balancing the physical and emotional states.

The Story

Ashwagandha Also known as Indian ginseng, is a powerful and revered herb in Ayurvedic Medicine with a well documented history dating back over 3000 years. It is a potent adaptogen with multiple benefits but is most well-known for a wide spectrum of restorative properties. It creates a foundation of wellness in the body by balancing the physical and emotional states.

Many of the benefits are attributed to an abundance of withanolide A and withaferin A which impacts our bodies in many ways, particularly in balancing blood sugar levels in people with or without diabetes and as a calming agent in our nervous system. Ashwagandha is also a potentially rigourous anti cancer adaptogen exhibiting multiple pathways to protect and treat against a variety of cancers alone or in combination with cancer drugs.

Ashwagandha is a superior adaptogen known to improve the body’s overall reaction to chronic stress. In particular in the reduction of cortisol associated with stress that results in fat accumulation in the body, poor reproductive health in men etc. It helps reduce anxiety and nervous exhaustion, aids memory and mental functions and helps provide a good nights sleep. It helps bring oxygen to red blood cells, strengthens the immune system, and provides strong support for the kidneys and adrenals. A recognized nerve tonic, it promotes healthy brain functions.

Benefits:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Boosts Energy
  • Blood sugar regulator
  • Cortisol regulation
  • Lower back pain

J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Dec 1; 20(12): 901Ð908.

Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual’s resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life.

Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul-Sep; 34(3): 255Ð262.