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Discover, Ashwagandha

Discover, Ashwagandha

Origin

Subtropical Regions of North Africa and India

The Journey

Found In Haryana, and other subtropical regions of India and North Africa grows Ashwagandha,  an ancient adaptogenic herb. For over 3,000 years it has been used in ancient Ayurvedic healing, it is believed that this small shrub can help to increase energy levels, improve relaxation and help keep inner-focus.

Interesting facts

Ashwagandha has a variety of different names, such as Withania Somnfiera (Botanical), Winter Cherry and Indian Ginseng. Its name literally translates to mean ‘Smell of the horse’ in Sanskrit, after its unique smell.

Benefits

Stress and Anxiety

Ashwagandha is best known for its potential stress-reducing benefits. Ashwagandha appears to help control the levels of cortisol produced. Cortisol is produced when the adrenal glands in response to stress, therefore the reduction and management of this can help reduce stress and anxiety levels.

Brain Functionality

Recent studies have shown that continued use of Ashwagandha can increase the general memory, attention span, and task performance of individuals. As Ashwagandha’s antioxidant properties can work to protect paths within the brain, therefore reducing brain fog (1).

Immune System

Being a powerful adaptogen, Ashwagandha can help improve the body’s immune system by using its antioxidant properties to protect against potential cellular damage (2).

Related Articles:

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24147038

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/

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