Considered a modern superfood, Ashwagandha plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and North Africa.
Below are the 7 health benefits of Ashwagandha:
- Increase stamina and endurance
Studies have shown that ashwagandha can boost endurance during physical activity by sharpening brain function and reducing bodily pain.
- Reduce anxiety and depression
Now, there is also evidence that ashwagandha is effective at treating both anxiety and depression.
- Combat effects of stress
Ashwagandha has also been proven effective in supporting adrenal function helping you overcome adrenal fatigue and chronic stress.
- Improve thyroid function
Ashwagandha is a superstar when it comes to improving the health of your thyroid. Studies show it can be extremely effective especially at balancing hormones
- Benefits Brain Health
Protects the brain from degeneration and improves symptoms of Alzheimer’s, depression, and anxiety.
- Feel Better
Shown to reduce bodily pain in the muscles and joints while at the same time keeping energy levels more steady.
- Boosts Immunity and Energy
Ashwagandha is correlated with an increase in white blood cells within the body, boosting immune system health.
Ministry of Ayush, in collaboration with the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), has started clinical trials testing formulation of four important Ayurvedic herbs in fighting the novel coronavirus.
The medicines under study include ashwagandha, guduchi, yasthimadhu, peepli and another formulated drug, ‘Ayush 64’.