Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, has great significance in Oriental medicine especially in the ancient Indian system of medicine Ayurveda. However, extensive references to Ashwagandha and its medicinal properties are mentioned in traditional Chinese medicine too. Research suggests that many chemicals found in Ashwagandha root are antioxidants, or “free radical scavengers,” that may protect and repair cells from damage. Consequently, Ashwagandha may both help boost the immune system and work as an adaptogen (a substance that strengthens the body, thus making it easier to adapt to stress or change.) Ashwagandha is a member of the nightshade family. Although the evidence suggests that Ashwagandha may be an effective immune system stimulant, it may also help inhibit swelling, help aid memory, and might act as a general health tonic.
The potential health benefits of Ashwagandha root include the following:
- may have mood-enhancing properties
- may help reduce stress
- may help calm the mind
- may help increase libido
- may help stimulate the thyroid gland
- may help reduce swelling/inflammation
- may help improve memory
- may help with early signs of aging
- may help promote a good nights sleep
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