Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda, a form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing. Its name roughly translates to ‘strength of the horse’.
For most of these 6000 years, Ashwagandha has been used as a tonic for just about every single ailment.
Ashwagandha can be found in parts of the United States and other regions as well as its indigenous areas like Northern India and Africa.
All parts of the plant can be used, including the leaves and fruit, but it is the root that holds the most therapeutic properties.
It helps to alleviate digestive issues by reducing stress in the body. It helps with flatulence, removing worms and prevents stress-induced gastric ulcers.
It has been known to treat different types of diseases like Parkinsons, dementia, memory loss and other stress-induced diseases.
Ashwagandha encourages relief from hormone imbalance and can assist women during the menstrual cycle and others imbalances such as thyroid and adrenal issues.
It is effective in the treatment of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. It also treats both hyper-adrenal and hypo-adrenal function. Your adrenal glands are responsible for producing over forty different types of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, affecting both our physical and psychological health.
An overactive adrenal gland can cause unexplained weight gain, muscular and skeletal weaknAshwagandhaganda can, therefore, reduce weight and increase energy, endurance and stamina. This can lead to increased athletic performance.
It stimulates natural hair growth and creates a healthy scalp by keeping oils in balance.
Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory properties, it aids in the repair of dry skin, swelling and small lesions. The anti-inflammatory properties can also relieve muscle and joint pain.
It helps to rebalance the sleep cycle and alleviate insomnia.
It boosts brain help by repairing the damage to the neurons to increase cognitive ability, memory power and creativity.
It works on decalcifying and purifying the third eye. You will receive an improved sense of direction as your confidence increases due to your clarity. Ashwagandha brings peace and oneness to the spirit.
Allow it to guide you through all of life as it creates the potential for you to access higher states of consciousness within you. It alleviates ascension symptoms and spiritual breakthroughs. It calms the body to free consciousness.
Use Ashwagandha to give you the strength you need at certain times in your life. It acts as an adaptogen and will liberate you from feelings of stress and change as you transform the parts of yourself which no longer serve you.
Form a paste with water and apply it to the area to of inflammation leave for 30 minutes and wash off.
Take 1/2 teaspoon of ashwagandha daily to enjoy the benefits.
Mix it with warm milk (almond or coconut) of your choice and a sweetener (honey or agave) of your choice to sweeten.