I won’t even try to write a long drawn out introduction to this powerful herbal nootropic. I’ll just cut right to the reason you are here
Im going to tell you all about Ashwagandha( ATTACHE LINK TO NOOTROPIC INFO PAGE) and its health benefits.
This little plant is originally from India, used for many decades as alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing. Has many great benefits but mainly known for its calming effect without feeling drowsy, great for stress relief, increase concentration, and give a boost in energy.
Fun little fact about the name is “Ashwagandha” is Sanskrit for “smell of the horse,” which refers to both its unique smell and ability to increase strength. (Maybe I should have named this article strong like horse..)
1. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen.
It’s commonly recommended to patients with fatigue. It’s worth exploring why Ashwagandha is considered to be a rejuvenator. You might also want to check out why it’s given the name of Indian ginseng. There is interesting research that looks at the plant’s adaptogenic activity in the treatment of chronic stress and its use in integrative cancer care.
2. Ashwagandha is anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic.
3.Ashwagandha in an immunomodulator/immune amphoteric.
Ashwagandha is often cooked in milk. It can also be added to honey and gheeto prepare a jam called chyavanprash. I have seen it combined with other roots and spices to prepare lovely chai teas. You can use powder to create herbal truffles.
4. It Can Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
In several studies, ashwagandha has been shown to lower blood sugar levels.
A test-tube study found that it increased insulin secretion and improved insulin sensitivity in muscle cells.
5. Can help Reduce stress and anxiety
Ashwagandha is perhaps best known for its ability to reduce stress.
Researchers who looked at its effects on rat brains reported that it blocked the stress pathway by regulating chemical signaling in the nervous system.
Several controlled human studies have shown that it can effectively reduce symptoms in people with stress and anxiety disorders
In a 60-day study of 64 people with chronic stress, those in the ashwagandha group reported a 69% average reduction in anxiety and insomnia, compared to 11% in the placebo group
Ashwagandha is a great well known nootropic with a proven track record and is considered safe. Give it a try today and share your experience!