Ashwagandha- (bot.name- Withania somnifera) | Guduchi Ayurveda

Ashwagandha the most popular name heard around the world during this era. Every single part of the shrub is immensely useful this wonder drug was mentioned in Ayurveda 6000 years (Charaka Samhita 2nd century BCE) a back with all its healing and energizing property, today after several researches the effectiveness of this drug is exposed, this wonder herb is mostly seen in Asia (INDIA), African country.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, fam. Solanaceae) is commonly known as “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”. It is one of the most important herb of Ayurveda (the traditional system of medicine in India) used for millennia as a Rasayana for its wide-ranging health benefits. It is used for various kinds of disease processes and specially as a nervine tonic. Considering these facts many scientific studies were carried out and its adaptogenic / anti-stress activities 

Medical Properties

  1. antioxidant
  2. anxiolytic
  3. adaptogen
  4. memory enhancing
  5. antiparkinsonian
  6. antivenom
  7. anti-inflammatory

Stress

Indication

  1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety
  2. Anti-Cancer Properties
  3. Reduces Cortisol Levels
  4. Reduces Blood Sugar
  5. Reduces Inflammation
  6. Increases Testosterone in Men
  7. Increases Strength and Exercise Performance
  8. Reduce Depression
  9. Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  10. Improve Memory
  11. Improve Sleep
  12. increase muscle mass and strength
  13. improve brain function, including memory

conclusion. Ashwagandha is one of the essential herb recommended for busy lifestyle, to prevent the disease and attain a healthy life as well to treat some reversible metabolic disorder. Regular usage of Ashwagandha gives both physical and mental health.

Written By

Dr. Soundarya R E 

 

December 14, 2021