Nutrition Made Simple


March 02 2021



We all have heard of the ancient medical herb Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is highly beneficial for your body and brain. Further, it has been classed as adaptogen meaning it helps to manage stress. Ashwagandha tends to lower blood sugar levels, it can boost brain function and it helps to fight depression as well.

Let us now explore what all are the benefits of this precious medicinal herb Ashwagandha.

Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb

In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha holds great significance. Ayurveda is based on natural healing and Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in medicine.

Since many ages, it has been used to relieve stress, improve concentration and to increase energy levels. 

Have you ever thought about the significance of the name Ashwagandha? Ashwagandha is a Sanskrit derived word which means the smell of horses. Because of its unique smell and ability to increase strength, it has been given such a name. 

Ashwagandha is a small shrub with yellow flowers. Interestingly, both its roots and leaves are used to treat various medical conditions. Now the question is what's there in Ashwagandha that makes it such a useful herb. It has been found that Ashwagandha is a rich source of withanolides. Withanolides help to fight inflammation and tumour growth. Because of its health benefits, Ashwagandha has now become a popular supplement.

Ashwagandha can reduce blood sugar levels

Various studies have been done to find if Ashwagandha helps in the regulation of blood sugar levels or not. Such studies have shown that Ashwagandha reduces blood sugar levels. It has been shown that Ashwagandha increases insulin secretion and improves insulin sensitivity in muscle cells.

Ashwagandha not only reduces blood sugar level in healthy people, but it also reduces sugar levels in people with diabetes as well. 

Ashwagandha can reduce cortisol levels

Another name of cortisol is a stress hormone. Cortisol is released by the adrenal gland in response to stress which justifies its latter name. When your blood sugar level gets too low, then also cortisol is released. 

In some cases, cortisol level shoots up which leads to high blood sugar levels and increased fat storage in the abdomen. It is believed that ashwagandha can help to reduce cortisol levels. 

A study was done in which chronically stressed adults were supplemented with ashwagandha It was found that ashwagandha helped to reduce the cortisol level significantly. 

Ashwagandha helps to reduce stress and anxiety

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, ashwagandha is known for its ability to reduce stress. Researchers found that in rats, ashwagandha blocked the stress pathways in their brains. Besides this, various human studies have been done that show that ashwagandha can help to reduce the symptoms in people with stress and anxiety. 

Ashwagandha in depression

A study involving 64 stressed adults showed that when they consume ashwagandha extract for 60 days, their depression reduces by 79%.  More research is needed to infer the effects of ashwagandha in people with depression.

Ashwagandha boost testosterone levels

Ashwagandha can have a powerful effect on the reproductive health of an individual as it can boost testosterone levels. A study involving 75 infertile men was given ashwagandha. This leads to increased sperm count and motility thereby improving fertility. Also, it is reported that people who took the herb had increased antioxidant levels in their blood.

Ashwagandha boosts sperm quality and fertility in men by increasing the testosterone levels. 

Ashwagandha increase muscle mass and strength

Researchers say that ashwagandha can hell you increase strength and improve body composition. Studies suggest that people who take ashwagandha report to have great muscle strength and size. It also helps them to reduce their body fat percentages.

Ashwagandha reduces inflammation

Ashwagandha is believed to increase the activity of natural killer cells thereby reducing the inflammation and helping you to stay healthy. Besides this, it also decreases various markers of inflammation like CRP(C reactive protein). 

So we have learned numerous benefits of Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is considered safe for most people however if you have any autoimmune disorder, ashwagandha should be avoided. So people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, type 1 diabetes, and hashimoto's thyroiditis should avoid intake of ashwagandha.

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  • Ashwagandha
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  • Tribulus Terrestris / Gokhru
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  • Salam Mishri
  • Vidarikand
  • Kaunch / Kawach/ Mucuna Pruriens 
  • Jaiphal
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So if you have a history of anxiety, stress, depression or infertility, ashwagandha will prove to be beneficial. So try Alvizia's Ashwagandha to get the health benefits offered by the ancient medicinal herb. Supplementing with Ashwagandha is an effective way to improve the quality of your life. 

This article is the sole opinion of the author and Alvizia Healthcare holds no responsibility for the content. *

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