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Beneficial Properties of Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha is a plant that initiated in India, many centuries ago. It’s also known as winter cherry or Indian ginseng. The translation of ashwagandha from Sanskrit, means odor of the horse. This is due to the odd smell the roots of the plant exude. Aside from the interesting odor ashwagandha roots give off, the actual plant provides a lot of health benefits. Ashwagandha is known to increase energy as well as overall health.

A few ways in which ashwagandha provides beneficial improvements to your health include: increasing fertility, relieving stress, anxiety, and depression, providing relief from inflammation and pain, stimulating secretion of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism), controlling bacterial infections, aiding in treating cataracts as well as diabetes, strengthening muscles of the heart as well as controlling cholesterol, and boosting immunity.(1)

Ashwagandha comes readily available in powder, dried form, or fresh root form. The best time to take it is when you’re stressed out, as it gives a boost in brain function as well as cognition. Here at Acupuncture Atlanta, we carry it in an encapsulated form; Ashwagandha (120 tablets) by Ayush Herbs. In addition to the myriad of specific benefits stated earlier, it also supports normal joint, immune, and cognitive function. One of the key ingredients are withanoloids; they have an integral part in ashwagandha’s ability to support physical and mental health. This particular product is unique due to the one of a kind extraction method used; designed to preserve the active essences of the potent herb.(2) Another fantastic thing about this product is that it is organic. Try this beneficial herb today to add longevity to your health!

References
1. Organic Facts. (2017) 15 Surprising Benefits of Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng. Retrieved from: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-ashwagandha-or-indian-ginseng.html
2. Ayush Herbs (2017) Cognitive & Immune Support. Ashwagandha. Retrieved from: https://www.ayush.com/store/cognitive-and-immune-support/ashwagandha-120-stress-and-cognitive-support-60-vegetarian-capsules