Organic Ashwagandha Powder (Stress Relief, Anxiety, Immune System)
Ashwagandha, whose scientific name is Withania somnifera, is a popular herb used in Ayurveda medicine. It can also be referred to as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing. The exotic Indian herb has been used from way back by traditionalists. The Ashwagandha plant is a small shrub that has yellow flowers and oval leaves which is later on crushed to obtain the medicinal extracts. The fresh roots from the herb have a uniquely horsey smell.
Ashwagandha is quite a unique herb and it has a lot of useful medicinal chemicals which make it able to cater for quite a number of illnesses and conditions. The chemicals include withalonides, alkaloids, choline, fatty acids and amino acids. It has been used over the decades to take care of a lot of conditions and research is still ongoing on how far it can go with this.
Ashwagandha has quite a number of benefits that contribute to the wellness of the user. Some key examples of the benefits include
- Stress reduction
It contains different set of nutrients which work in collaboration to make sure they adjust the way you respond to stress or a changing environment. The adaptogens go a long to make sure the body copes with external stresses such as toxins as well as internal stresses such as anxiety, depression, extreme fatigue and insomnia.
- Strengthens the immune system
Ashwagandha has the effect of protecting the immune system against many conditions that could result from environmental issues and poor nutrition. It leads to an increase in the number of white blood cells within the system which are an indicator of the body’s ability to fight diseases and harmful organisms.
- Strengthens the brain tissues
Ashwagandha has the overall effect of improving brain health. It protects the brain cells against the disastrous effects of modern lifestyles which are mainly caused by poor nutritional practices. It contains powerful anti-oxidants which are responsible for destroying free radicals that cause ageing.
- Restores energy
Stabilisation of hormonal levels within the body by this herb leads to improved metabolism and therefore increased release of energy. The thyroid glands which are directly affected by the medicinal herb control the body temperature and control metabolism rate as well.
- Improves thyroid function
Ashwagandha plays the role of balancing the thyroid hormones. This way your system will be active and you will have proper hormonal balance within the body. Improper functioning of the thyroids has an effect on very many body systems. This herb is quite unique since it takes care of both hypo and hyperthyroid issues.
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How to use
We suggest taking 1 teaspoon up to 4 times a day mixed with water, juices or smoothies, this can also be mixed with warm milk for a relaxing night time drink, please also see our stress relieving Ashwagandha golden milk recipe by clicking here