Read on to learn about this amazing herb and its many uses.
What is ashwagandha?
First of all, how do you pronounce ashwagandha?
Okay, so what does that mean? Ashwagandha is a Sanskrit word for “smell of the horse.” The name refers to the herb’s smell and its ability to provide strength.
Ashwagandha is known by several other names, including Indian ginseng, winter cherry, and Withania
The plant is native to India and North Africa.
This ancient herb has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for relieving stress, boosting energy, and improving concentration.
Why do I need ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha may have several fantastic benefits:
- Lowers blood sugar levels: Several studies show ashwagandha’s ability to lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar occurs when your body can’t move sugar from
bloodinto cells, leading to diabetes.
- Reduces stress: Ashwagandha can reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone, as adrenal glands release cortisol in response to stress.
- Increases strength: In one study, the group of people who consumed ashwagandha had better gains in strength and muscle size compared to the placebo group.
- Improves brain function: Studies suggest that ashwagandha may improve memory and brain function problems caused by injury or disease (1, 2, 3, 4).
Where can I find ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is commonly found in health supplements, such as Tranont Health’s [Balance].
[Balance] is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to contribute to overall daily well-being.
You can also find ashwagandha in certain health food and vitamin stores.
As you can see, there are some great benefits to this herb!
Spritzler, F. (2018, June 11). 12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-ashwagandha-benefits