Ashwagandha – The ancient medical herb


Ashwagandha is a most important ancient ayurvedic medicinal herb. In this blog, we are going to discuss some benefits of Ashwagandha for humankind. Over 3000 years and even now Ashwagandha is used as an effective method to cure many problems. Indian ginseng and winter cherry are some other common names we can hear in India instead of calling Ashwagandha. Its main origin and location are from India and North Africa.

Studies have discovered that a compound in Ashwagandha helps produce apoptosis, which can kill the cancer cell up to a great extent. It also prevents the growth of new cancer cells in different ways such as withaferin; a component in Ashwagandha is used to improve the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) inside cancer cells, disturbing their function. They decrease the resistance to apoptosis. Ashwagandha can reduce blood sugar levels. Various human studies have advised that it can reduce blood sugar levels for both healthy and diabetes people. Cortisol is a stress hormone that releases it in response to stress, and also when blood sugar levels get too low. Studies have revealed that Ashwagandha can help to lower cortisol levels. Ashwagandha may help relieve depression. It also helps in increasing testosterone and increases fertility in men. It can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in your body up to an extent. Several studies were made on animals; they have come to a result that Ashwagandha helps to decrease inflammation. Further reports show that Ashwagandha improves brain function, including memory. Several other studies were made on animals and also humans to find different benefits of Ashwagandha. The important benefits have already discussed above whereas you can get further information if you are interested in going through it in detail.

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