Ashwagandha - Seven Health Benefits

in Natural Medicine2 months ago

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Ashwhatnow? Ashwagandha Root!

Ashwagandha is an herbal root that has many excellent properties for health. It has been used for thousands of years to help ease anxiety, improve concentration among other excellent health benefits.

The botanical name is Withania Somnifera, also known as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry.

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Health Benefit One: Reduces Blood Sugar Levels

Ashwagandha has shown an ability to cause insulin secretion, both for diabetics and non-diabetics. Source

Adding this supplement that can help lower blood-sugar levels helps prevent diabetes . Source

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Health Benefit Two: Anti-Cancer Properties

While it is not a treatment or cure for cancer, this dietary supplement has proven to impede the growth of new cancer cells in several ways.

Ashwagandha promotes the formation of reactive oxygen inside cancer cells, disrupting their function. Also, it may cause cancer cells to become less resistant to apoptosis (a form of programmed cell death). Source

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Health Benefit Three: Reduces Cortisol Levels

Cortisol is a stress hormone that your adrenal glands release as a response to stress. Cortisol is secreted when blood sugar levels get too low. Evidence suggests that Ashwagandha significantly reduces cortisol levels, in some cases up to 30%. Source

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Because Ashwagandha keeps blood sugar level and reduces cortisol, it also reduces anxiety in people and keeps them stable.

Health Benefit Four: Boosts Testosterone in Men

Ashwagandha increases testosterone and as a result, an increase in sperm count and motility in sperm cells, making men more fertile.

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Health Benefit Five: Reduces Inflammation

Inflamation is a natural localized protective response which is caused by injury or cell damage. Often times inflammation is overdone by the body, causing other related illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, allergies and heart disease.

Ashwagandha has shown to reduce markers of inflammation by 36%. Source

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Health Benefit Six: Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides

One study showed that by taking Ashwagandha supplements, Bad Cholesterol levels were reduced by 17% and lowered Triglycerides by 11%. Source

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Health Benefit Seven: Improves Brain Function

Ashwagandha root extract reduces oxidative stress and promotes antioxidant activity that protects nerve cells from harmful free radicals. The biggest benefit is the brain as it mitigates memory and brain function problems caused by injury or disease.

For centuries, Ashwagandha root has been used to boost memory and brain function in Ayurvedic medicine. Source

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I hope I find ashwagandha in my nearest plant shop I'm gonna plant it and eat like crazy

To your health!

 2 months ago 

I love ashwanghwa... it's one of my favourites.

Excellent!

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