Ashwagandha, also known as “Indian ginseng,” has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to treat conditions ranging from stress and anxiety to fatigue and low libido.
This Indian herb has been used for at least 3000 years, featuring heavily in Ayurvedic medicine. It was considered one of the most versatile healing herbs, used for a variety of health problems such as stress, anxiety, and fatigue. It was also used as an aphrodisiac and fertility booster.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which helps your body adapt to whatever is happening. Adaptogens are very interesting and poorly understood by modern medicine – they perform differently depending on the body’s needs, almost as if they are intelligent!). Adaptogens are especially beneficial in today’s world where so many people suffer from stress and anxiety. Ashwagandha helps to increase focus, reduce tiredness and improve cognitive function.
Ashwaganda’s historical fame caused it to be taken seriously by scientists. Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the benefits of this remarkable herb for a variety of conditions. The outcomes are impressive. Studies have confirmed that ashwagandha can reduce depression and anxiety, as well as help improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. Ashwagandha has also been shown in studies to improve sperm count which is potentially very important in the modern world where it has been falling dramatically in recent decades.
There have recently been some intriguing studies in the fields of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Ashwagandha appears to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels which indicates it is beneficial for cardiovascular health.