Ashwagandha: Not Just Another Stress-Buster
Ashwagandha root has been used for more than 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine as a natural remedy to countless concerns. Over the years we have seen that the benefits of ashwagandha are seemingly endless, and have so many positive effects and no known side effects when used properly! The root of the ashwagandha plant, the most powerful part, is best known for reducing stress levels. But it’s benefits really span all different conditions and diseases that impact many lives on a daily basis! So, here is your guide to some of the main health benefits that Ashwagandha can give your body.
Supports anxiety and keeps stress under control
Cortisol is a stress hormone released from the adrenals that has evolutionarily helped the body to mobilize a “fight or flight” response to a perceived imminent danger, freeing up resources for a vigorous fight against an intruder or flight from danger. Cortisol naturally follows a daily rhythm, rising in the morning to help mobilize the body’s forces for the daily needs and lowering in the evening to allow the body to sleep and perform restorative processes. Ashwagandha has been shown to promote healthy levels of cortisol and the healthy inflammatory processes that are stimulated in the response to stress. This promotes healthy function of the immune, cardiovascular and nervous systems, as well as the brain, muscles and joints!
Keeps your immunity system in top shape
Ashwagandha also has an amazing ability to stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. The steroidal constituents in ashwagandha have been shown to have a stronger anti-inflammatory effect than hydrocortisone. That goes for acute inflammation as well as chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis!
Improves memory and brain function
Many studies show that ashwagandha is very effective at supporting memory and brain function! It has been shown to slow, stop, or reverse the inflammation of nerves seen in brain degeneration. Using it proactively can help support your brain function and increase your odds of preventing neurodegeneration. Plus, its ability to reduce anxiety and improve sleep improves brain function and therefore memory.
Keeps your sugar levels in check
Ashwagandha can help increase insulin sensitivity in healthy people and in those with high blood sugar, says Logman. Numerous studies have found the root helps normalize blood sugar by reducing inflammation and improving insulin sensitivity. As an added bonus numerous studies have also shown that ashwagandha was able to significantly decrease total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides in diabetic patients, so the benefits are multifold!
Ashwagandha truly has some miraculous properties that can aid numerous facets of your physical well-being. This is why at Tipson our tea masters have spent countless hours formulating the best herbal blends that include ashwagandha through our Organic Ashwagandha range!