Ashwagandha, also known as the “winter cherry”, is a powerful herb with adaptogenic properties, which can alleviate conditions caused by stress and anxiety, strengthen the immune system and provide the body with essential minerals. Historically, ashwagandha has also been used as an infertility remedy. But when to look for ashwagandha and how to use this powerful plant? Let’s find out!
What is ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha, botanically known as Withania somnifera, is a medicinal plant from India that has been around for centuries and is still used in Indian folk medicine. Nowadays, however, ashwagandha has gained worldwide recognition as a powerful medicinal plant. The plant has also undergone a number of research studies that have confirmed the healing properties of ashwagandha. Ashwagandha grows as shrubs averaging 20-25 cm in height, bearing tiny, natural-looking reddish-orange fruits. However, only the tender root of the plant is used as a medicine, which is harvested about 180 days after sowing, when the fruit is ripe and the leaves are drying. After harvesting, the roots are cleaned, cut into pieces and dried. The dried roots become a healing powder.
Ashwagandha as a natural antidepressant
Ashwagandha’s adaptogenic properties are effective in reducing stress-related conditions such as adrenal gland fatigue and exhaustion, heart and kidney problems. In addition, ashwagandha is a useful helper in cases of depression, insomnia and anxiety. Indeed, ashwagandha lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, thereby increasing feelings of well-being and allowing relief from mood swings, stress, anxiety and sadness. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands under stress and when blood sugar levels fall too low. However, chronically high levels of cortisol play an important role in anxiety disorders. Ashwagandha, on the other hand, helps to effectively control cortisol levels. If you feel that you are often stressed and experience frequent mood swings or even insomnia, ashwagandha can help.
Ashwagandha as an immune system booster
In addition to regulating cortisol levels, ashwagandha is also an excellent immune booster. Ashwagandha has the ability to increase the number of white blood cells in the body, preparing the body to fight various infections as well as allergies and to produce antigens. In addition, the antioxidants present in ashwagandha also provide effective protection against cell damage caused by free radicals.
Ashwagandha powder for thyroid health
Ashwagandha supports thyroid well-being by helping the body to produce thyroid hormones to help with both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, as well as other hormonal imbalances. In addition, ashwaganda helps to increase the body’s energy reserves, speed up metabolism and balance the sleep cycle.
Nutritionally, ashwagandha is:
- rich in minerals such as zinc, calcium, magnesium and cobalt
- rich in B6 and vitamin C
- plenty of protein
When to turn to ashwagandha for help?
Ashwagandha is excellent for the following health conditions:
- anxiety, insomnia and stress;
- thyroid issues (hypothyroidism);
- colds, asthma and bronchitis;
- back pain and arthralgia;
- painful periods;
- blood sugar imbalances;
- adrenal fatigue;
- high cholesterol;
- type II diabetes;
- chronic fatigue syndrome;
- Lyme disease;
- Guillain-Barre syndrome;
- yeast infections;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- PMS-related conditions.
However, ashwagandha may also be helpful in increasing fertility, improving wellbeing and increasing physical stamina. Ashwagandha is also an excellent aid in improving brain and neurotransmitter function, enabling the prevention of neurological diseases.
Why choose ashwagandha capsules and how to use them?
Taking ashwagandha capsules is the most convenient way to boost your health, even in a fast-paced life. It is convenient to take the capsules when it suits you and it does not require any planning. In addition, you can always keep the capsules handy in your bag and pack them conveniently when travelling. The recommended daily dose is 2-4 capsules with water. In addition, you can also add ashwagandha powder to porridge and smoothies, or use it to make a healing tea.
Where to buy ashwagandha?
High quality and pure organic ashwagandha powder capsules are now available in Centralsun’s online shop. The capsules contain nothing but 100% pure and natural ashwagandha powder, packed in vegetable cellulose capsules. The capsules are GMO free, full of only natural plant power and also suitable for vegans.
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