Tamil Name - அமுக்காரன் கிழங்கு - Amukkaran Kizhangu
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, has a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to fight against cancer and diabetes, as well as reduce inflammation, arthritis, asthma, hypertension, stress, and rheumatism. Furthermore, it boosts your supply of antioxidants and regulates the immune system. It also has antibacterial and anticonvulsant properties.
Ashwagandha has had a great significance in Oriental medical schools of thought, especially in theancient Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, for many centuries. It had also been used by Native Americans and Africans in effort to keep away several types of infections. Extensive scriptures describing the Ashwagandha plant and its medicinal properties have been mentioned in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.
Ashwagandha is a powerful medicinal herb that is used extensively in Ayurveda. This article will look at many ashwagandha uses for the ashwagandha herb, including how to use ashwagandha powder and how to use ashwagandha for women.
Ashwagandha is especially alluring in its ability to both strengthen and calm the nervous system. Taken over time ashwagandha can build up emaciated tissues, decrease a negative response to stress and increase energy levels.
Ashwaganda can be translated to mean "smell of a horse’s urine or sweat". I have not been able to make this comparison myself but don’t let this description stop you from trying this incredible herb! Along with this is a common saying for ashwaganda root: it gives you the strength of a stallion.
However, rather than being overtly stimulating, one of ashwagandha's benefits is that it is gently sedative and supports healthy sleep cycles. Its species name is somnifera, which refers to its use to support sleep. Rather than think of it as an herb for acute insomnia, it is something that is taken over time to restore nervous system health and restore healthy sleep cycles.
It is natural antioxidant.
It helps to reduce level of stress and tension.
It improves energy level.
It supports better sleep.
It helps to lower blood pressure and is highly effective in stopping the formation of stress induced ulcers.
It increases hemoglobin (red blood count) and hair melanin.
It stabilizes blood sugar and lowers cholesterol.
Ashwagandha is anabolic in effect and mainly considered to help in weight gain.
BUT IT MAY HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS when used in combination with other weight loss enhancing supplements in stress related weight gain. When a person is stressed more Cortisol hormone is produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisol stimulates glucose production and triggers a hunger response in the brain. Ashwagandha can naturally lower cortisol levels up to 26%. It also helps to lose weight by reducing swelling in body and improving hemoglobin level.
It is a tonic that nourishes whole body. In weakness, low body weight, emaciation, deficient haemoglobin, anaemia, post convalescent weakness and such other condition, its use gives good result.
It is useful for any imbalance in the muscles as it reduces inflammation and strengthens muscles. It is a specific rasayana for Mamsa Dhatu and an anabolic muscle builder. As it benefits all muscle tissue it is used as a heart tonic, uterine tonic, and lung tonic.
It improves body immunity and strengthen body defense system. This makes this herb suitable for treating Auto-immune conditions such as neutropenia, rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, cancer and chronic connective tissue disorders.
It gives good results in nerves related conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, Neurosis, insomnia, anxiety, and stress.
It is used to enhance memory and lesson age-related cognitive deficits.
It may help prevent tolerance and dependence with morphine.
It although acts as a sedative has got no depressant action on the heart at the same time.