Ashwagandha Is one of the most important herbs in the Ayurveda herbal practice, an ancient study of natural healing that’s been practiced in India for more than 6,000 years. Native to East Asia and North Africa, it has a has long history as a medicinal herb used for many conditions. Ashwagandha is made up of nutrients with anti-inflammatory, brain-protective, and stress reducting abilities, for this reason it has been used traditionally for depressive disorders.
Studies show ashwagandha reduces cortisol levels in your body, reducing stress and its symptoms like high blood pressure, The herb also contains high levels of many antioxidants that protect your cells from damage caused by aging, the environment, and your lifestyle. Studies have shown the antioxidants in Ashwagandha root support healthy brain and nervous system activity.
Ashwagandha also has the ability to block nervous system activity associated with conditions like anxiety disorder and insomnia, it helps you to relax and take the edge off.
That’s not all! It also displays anti inflammatory effects and can help manage your blood sugar levels and lower possible insulin resistance.
Below is a study on the effects of Ashwagandha Root
Name of study: Adaptogenic and Anxiolytic Effects of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Healthy Adults: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Clinical Study
Authors of study: Internal Medicine, Risk Care Hospital/Prakruti Care Hospital/Jupiter Hospital, Thane, IND
Conclusion of study: Ashwagandha is a medically important herb and has a proven impact on human health. The findings from this study suggest that eight weeks supplementation of aqueous Ashwagandha root extract was associated with a significant reduction of stress levels in individuals and improved the overall quality of life.
Link to study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6979308/