Written By Liz Oakes
There are Ashwagandha benefits to strengthen the body physically. This herb aids stress by its ability to stabilize, strengthen, rejuvenate and soothe your nervous system.
This anti aging herb protects the cells against free radicals which cause oxidative damage. It assists alzheimer's disease by its action to help memory loss.
Herbal remedies made from this plant are helpful to ease arthritis pain and aid stress and longevity.
This herb is particularly helpful to ease arthritis pain, as it is a natural anti-inflammatory.
Ashwagandha is a common plant found in Sri Lanka, Indian and Pakistan, has been used as part of traditional ayurvedic medicine for around 2500 years.
All parts of the plant can be used to make herbal medicines, and it is a common part of Chinese traditional medicines.
It may be used as a natural treatment for arthritis as it is useful to help the pain of arthritis. It is said to aid male sexual problems, and is well known for its action as an aphrodisiac.
The Ashwagandha herb is commonly known as Indian ginseng and is also sometimes called winter cherry. Its botanical name is Withania somnifera.
This herb is not a type of ginseng at all, but is in the same plant family as the tomato.
The ashwagandha plants have a similar look to tomato bushes, in that they grow in a similar way, and are shrubs that grow to around four to five feet in height.
The Ashwagandha plant has yellow flowers and red fruit, but you'd never mistake them for a tomato.
The flowers are quite different to tomato flowers and most withania fruit is quite small almost like berries.
The reason it is known as Indian ginseng, is because its attributes and uses are similar in many ways to panax ginseng, commonly known as Asian ginseng.
Ashwagandha is used for making herbal medicines as there are a number of ashwagandha benefits, that make it very useful to aid you to heal a number of health problems.
It is one of the herbal adaptogens, and these herbs have strong attributes to resist stress, anxiety and fatigue. It is calming yet invigorating at the same time, and has an excellent action to aid symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
The use of this herb in ayurvedic medicine is as a vitalizer, and it has a good action to stabilize, strengthen, rejuvenate and soothe your nervous system.
It is one of the herbs that help joint pain, and it is a natural treatment for arthritis as it is particularly helpful to ease the pain of arthritis.
This herb is a natural anti inflammatory herb that will reduce pain and swelling that is associated with inflammation.
It is helpful for memory problems, and in addition is an anti aging herb, that will protect you against oxidative damage.
It will aid those with Alzheimer's disease as it is known to help memory loss by its action to modify the way that the brain uses acetylcholine.
Acetylcholine is a chemical used by the central nervous system to aid it to transmit messages between nerve cells.
One of the problems is that if your oxygen levels are low, the body will obtain acetylcholine by destroying brain cells. The remains of the destroyed cells create blockages that cause symptoms that are similar to Alzheimer's symptoms.
There are ashwagandha benefits to help to avert this from occurring, and so prevent memory loss that can result from this.
Fortunately, like many adaptogens, one of the strongest actions of Withania Somnifera is to aid stress, but there are also ashwagandha benefits to aid immunity.
This herb is one of the natural remedies for insomnia, as it helps you to stop the thoughts that go round and round in your head.
It will also act as a sedative, and its action will help you to sleep better.
This herb has an excellent action to strengthen you physically, will improve stamina and endurance and will help to boost your immune system health too.
Ashwagandha is known to contain plant sterol's that will act on inflammation as effectively as hydrocortisone, and without the side effects such as immune system depression that some drugs cause.
It may be found in joint pain remedies combined with the extract of Boswellia which also helps arthritis pain.
The action of this herb is helpful to aid pain, as it is one of the herbs that reduce inflammation, and it is especially beneficial to help joint pain.
There are also ashwagandha benefits to aid male sexual problems. It is also well known for its action as an aphrodisiac, and is said to be specifically helpful for male sterility and sexual issues.
This herb is also known to be a useful cancer treatment as it is known to increase red blood, platelet and white blood cell counts when undergoing cancer chemotherapy treatment.
Animal studies have found it made cancer treatment around fifty percent more effective. It is known to help to prevent any loss of vitamin C and cortisol caused by stress.
It may reduce the prevalence of premature ejaculation and may help to keep you going longer, as it gives increased stamina.
The name ashwagandha is a Hindi word that means 'horse smell'. This is not really referring to the smell but to its action to give you the strength of a horse.
It is one of the herbs for immune system that will help you to deal better with colds, flu and viruses.
Do not eat the ashwagandha berries, as this can cause gastrointestinal pain.
Be aware that to relieve anxiety or to aid sexual problems it begins to be effective only after you have used it for around a week of daily use. Ashwagandha herbal supplements are not known to have any side effects.
But it is still best to take this herb in the form of herbal remedies that have been properly produced in a way that makes them effective to aid your health issues.
If you are on prescription medicine discuss your plans to take this herb with your doctor first, as it can cause problems if you are taking drugs for anxiety or for seizures.
Do not use ashwagandha oil for internal use, as this is a skin treatment containing almond oil that must not be taken internally.
There are Ashwagandha benefits to help to relieve fatigue and strengthen the immune system as well as aiding stress and depression.
This is why this is a herb that has stood the test of time, and has been used in ayurvedic medicine for over 2500 years.
Modern herbalists prescribe this medicine for a number of reasons. Firstly because it is an adaptogenic herb that is potent to aid stress, and also because it is excellent to aid adrenal gland fatigue.
Its action as an excellent natural anti-inflammatory herb is also well known, and it is a natural treatment for arthritis.
Follow the manufacturers or practitioners recommendations to use it to help to ameliorate the pain of arthritis.