ASWAGANDHA: THE INDIAN GINSENGTweet
Jul 13, 2016 , 6 min read
Aswagandha is a magical herb which is a nature’s gift to man. The name Aswagandha in Sanskrit means the ‘smell of a horse. Traditionally it is believed that by consuming Aswagandha one can gain strength of a horse. In ayurveda it is referred to as ‘rasayana” which means rejuvenation. It is famous for its dual capacity both of giving energy and calming at same time. It is also called “winter cherry” or “Indian ginseng”.
Aswagandha has various properties which is beneficial in treating number of diseases. It has hormone balancing, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. In ayurveda it is popularly known for boosting immunity, anti-ageing and insomnia. It is also used as an “adaptogens” to help the body cope with stress. It also improves the brain’s memory function like attention and concentration thus helping with the symptoms of Alzheimer and Parkinson.
Aswagandha is perfect for those who are battling with stress as it has high levels of “Cortisol” the ‘stress hormone’ hence relieving the physical and mental stress and overcoming depression. It is also used for healing wounds and increasing stamina and endurance. It is also present in chyawanprash due to its ability to make you stronger and healthier. As it slows down the growth of cancerous tumor, it also has a potential to be a serious anti-cancer agent. Aswagandha is also helpful in treating insomnia due to its rejuvenating properties. It calms the nervous system, eases stress and gets rids of sleeplessness. There are also benefits of Aswagandha in beauty care. Skincare and hair care is also taken care by it. It is believed to improve circulation of scalp, get rid of dandruff and also strengthening the hair.
Aswagandha can be taken in the form of powder or tablets. If you want to look younger, feel healthier, sleep better - this miraculous herb is just the ticket for you.