Ashwagandha, exotic ajuverdic herb has exceptional properties in relieving stress, compared with potent drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition to the excellent protective effects on the nervous system, Ashwagandha can be also used in alternative treatments of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Ashwagandha has powerful antioxidant properties that seek and destroy free radicals which are the cause of premature aging of the body and numerous disease states. Research suggests that Ashwagandha can even prevent the growth of cancer cells.
It protects the nervous system
Stress, toxins, poor nutrition, etc. can have an adverse effect on our nervous system. Scientific studies have shown that Ashwagandha not only relieves signs of stress, but also protects brain cells against the harmful effects of today’s modern life. In the cases of people with depression it has been shown that Ashwagandha is as effective as some tranquilizers and antidepressants.
Ayurvedic doctors prescribe Ashwagandha to strengthen a depleted nervous system, which is showing signs of emotional instability, agitation and stress. In the copy of the journal Phytomedicine December 2000 it was published an article about an experimental study, led by an Indian doctor S.K. Bhattacharya. He found that root of Ashwagandha repair the damage caused by stress and over time reduce the feeling of stress. Ashwagandha is probably the leader of the herbs that can help individuals in today’s stressful modern environment.
Increases sexual desire
In India is Ashwagandha also used to increase sex drive and sperm production. Ashwagandha name means “horse smell”, probably because the root of this super food has smell of horse urine, or because it is well known that it helps horses with their sexual stamina.
A survey of Indian herbalist P. Paranjpe, published in his book “Indian Medicinal Plants”, showed that property of Ashwagandha is of rejuvenating effect on reproductive organs and helps to improve the quality and quantity of sperm and sexual performance. It also contends that the consumption of Ashwagandha oil helps with impotence.
Helps in the building of muscles
Ashwagandha is considered in Ayurvedic for rejuvenating and forming herb. It is prescribed to children with low body weight, frail people and those who are recovering. In 2000, an article in the journal “Alternative Medicine Review” is taking about of effect of boosting, growth and rejuvenation, when the root of Ashwagandha was enjoyed in powdered milk for 60 days by a group of healthy children. The control group received a placebo with milk. At the end of the experiment in the group that has enjoyed Ashwagandha, were detected increase in weight and an increase in the level of cell growth. Because of its anabolic properties is useful for athletes to increase muscle mass, building of the muscles and increase endurance.