Ashwagandha – Rejuvenating Elixir Of Life
Ashwagandha has been an integral part of herbal medicine since thousands of years. As an adaptogen, it can be easily referred to as royalty of the herbs. Ashwagandha herb belongs to the nightshade family known for their beautiful but poisonous berries. However, Ashwagandha is a miracle herb as its berries, leaves and roots contain medicinal properties. The red berries come covered in its own little paper like bubble. This bubble is poisonous and should not be consumed, but it protects the medicinal berries from insects and other environmental impurities. The roots of this small evergreen herb has invigorating properties and it helps in bringing balance to the body.
What Are Adaptogens?
Adaptogenic herbs are substances that provide stabilization of all physiological processes of the body and promote homeostasis. Homeostasis is the process of maintaining equilibrium among the body cycles. It helps the body to resist all kinds of stressors like physical, chemical or biological. Adaptogenic herbs are known to reduce stress and boost immunity. However, their way of working towards reducing stress has riddled even the smartest of the brains. Ashwagandha is the king of all adaptogens. Not only does it reduces stress, relieve anxiety, fight depression and boost immunity, but also provides relief from various other health issues.
The King Of Adaptogens
Withania Somnifera contains withanolides in the highest quantity among all the known herbs. NuvoMed Ashwagandha has successfully extracted 5% of these healthy withanolides which is the highest percentage possible. Withanolides provide body the much required equilibrium and helps lower cortisol level, thus reducing stress and stress related effects on the body. Ashwagandha in Sanskrit means “the smell of horse” as it refers to its unique smell as well as its ability to provide strength. The reason why it is the king of adaptogens is because of its usage such as :
- Immunity booster
- Increasing strength
- Increasing Vitality
- Fertility booster
- Muscle gain
- Healthy sleep promotion
Benefits Of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is known for reducing blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides which are some of the root causes for serious cardiovascular diseases. It also shows anti inflammatory properties and is used to fight inflammatory disorders. Memory enhancement, increasing cognitive abilities and elevating mood are few other benefits that this herb provides. It is known to reduce oxidative stress created in the body and thus prevents the body from the impact of ageing. One of the most important functions of Ashwagandha and withanolides is that it reduces the brain cell degeneration, which is usually the root cause of health ailments. It is also known to enhance thyroid function and regulate hormone cycle, thus treating the symptoms related to thyroid imbalance in the body. In a research, it has been observed that Ashwagandha has been helpful in providing a much required relief in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disorders, this information however is still untestified and has no concrete proof as of now.
Ashwagandha is also known for increasing vitality and fertility. It boosts testosterone and increases fertility in men. It also helps in muscle retention, gaining strength and reduce dullness. It is known to stabilize the body, elevate the mood and provide the body with a rejuvenating effect. It is known that pure plant extracts of Ashwagandha are more potent in their action than the root powder.
Since years Ashwagandha has successfully provided relief to millions who consume it on a regular basis. Still, complete knowledge about the herb and its true potential remains unknown to human minds. Ashwagandha might be an easy, yet effective way to improve health as well as the quality of life.