Ashwagandha’s scientific name is Withania Somnifera. It is also known as “Indian Ginseng” or “Winter cherry” and is one of the most powerful and highly prized herbs in traditional Indian medicine. The herb is considered one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine system, a healthcare practice that started in India over 3,000 years ago. Ayurvedic medicine uses herbs, special diets and other natural practices as treatment for a variety of conditions. In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is considered a Rasayana. That means it’s a herb that helps maintain youth, both mentally and physically.
Traditionally, Ashwagandha has been used to treat a wide range of issues including, the alleviation of stress and fatigue, support energy levels and boost brain and cognitive function. It is also used to balance the production of testosterone, the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and cortisol, and to help control adrenal fatigue. As an aphrodisiac, it promotes sexual health, potency and testosterone levels in men.
Additionally it is believed to be beneficial for treating arthritis, some inflammatory conditions, auto-immune disorders and many viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Ashwagandha is known to promote cardio-vascular health, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar.
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Add ½ – 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha to water, coconut water, juices and tea, it can also be brewed with hot milk and honey or added to soups as a nutritional top up.
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