Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
Ashawagandha ( Withania somnifera) is very revered herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine as a Rasayana (tonic). It is used for various kinds of disease processes and specially as a nervine tonic. Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful Ayurvedic herbs and is commonly known as the Indian ginseng.It can be used to treat a number of diseases, relieve stressand fatigue, helps heal injuries.It can help in the treatment of cancer and addresses stress-related issues. It also acts as an anti-oxidant and helps induce sleep. Additionally, it also is known to be effective in memory-related conditions and insomnia. .
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Anti-inflammatory and Anti-arthritic activity: Ashwagandha reduces joints pain, inflammation and stiffness by inhibiting the expression of inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin (IL) tumour necrosis factor (TNF‑α), nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kB).
Anti-osteoporotic: Ashwagandha contains oestrogen-like withanolides for anti-osteoporotic activity, it promotes osteoblastogenesis to strengthen bone matrix and reduce osteoporosis-related fracture risk.
Immune booster: Ashwagandha boost immune system and increases body resilience against infection by activating the production of CD56+ Natural Killer cells level.
Adaptogenic and anti-stress: Ashwagandha reduce anxiety, stress and helps to fight depression with its adaptogenic properties. It boosts the adrenals by supporting normal HPA axis functioning, reduces the stress hormone cortisol and improves overall neurotransmitter for strong mental health.
Support male sexual health: Ashwagandha mitigates hormone imbalance, prevents stress-induced cortisol-mediated decrease in testosterone levels and helps to increase sperm count, semen volume, and sperm motility in infertile male.
Improves endurance level: The anabolic steroid in ashwagandha helps to increase benefitted physical performance and muscle strength.
Adaptogenic: Ashwagandha, helps to build core energy levels through boosting the adrenal strength and increasing the oxygen availability to the muscles. It also increases cellular vitality by enhancing body’s resilience to physical and mental stress and help to feel great all day long.