Ashwagandha root has been used for more than 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine as a natural remedy to countless concerns. Over the years we have seen that the benefits of ashwagandha are seemingly endless, and have so many positive effects with no known side effects when used properly.
The root of the ashwagandha plant, which is the most powerful part, is best known for reducing stress levels. But the benefits really span all different conditions that impact many lives on a daily basis. Here is a summary of some of the main health benefits of ashwagandha.
Supports anxiety and keeps stress under control
Any kind of stress, whether it’s physical or mental, can result in feelings of anxiety and nervousness. Stress affects our ability to deal with life; it affects our immune system and our brain. It makes sense that we’d feel better if we could better handle stress. And research has confirmed what traditional healers have known: that ashwagandha has benefits for stress and anxiety. Ashwagandha has been shown to promote healthy levels of cortisol and the healthy inflammatory processes that are stimulated in the response to stress.
Keeps your immunity system in top shape
Ashwagandha also has an amazing ability to stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. The steroidal constituents in ashwagandha have been shown to have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than hydrocortisone. That goes for acute inflammation as well as chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Improves memory and brain function
Many studies show that ashwagandha is very effective at supporting memory and brain function. It has been shown to slow, stop, or reverse the inflammation of nerves seen in brain degeneration. Using it proactively can help support your brain function and increase your odds of preventing neurodegeneration. Plus, its ability to reduce anxiety and improve sleep, in turn, improves brain function and therefore memory.
Keeps your sugar levels in check
Ashwagandha can help increase insulin sensitivity in healthy people and in those with high blood sugar. Numerous studies have found the root helps normalise blood sugar by reducing inflammation and improving insulin sensitivity. As an added bonus numerous studies have also shown that ashwagandha was able to significantly decrease total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides in diabetic patients, so the benefits are multifold.
Ashwagandha truly has some miraculous properties that can aid numerous facets of your physical and mental well-being. This is why at Anxt we have formulated the best herbal blends that include ashwagandha through our range, including our Anxt Daytime Spray and Anxt Night Capsules.