Anti-aging and Immunity Boosting Herb Ashwagandha
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Anti-aging and Immunity Boosting Herb Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha an ancient herb which has anti-ageing and immunity boosting properties. Ashwagandha is extremely beneficial in restoring and revitalizing the overall health of an individual. It significantly plays a substantial role in delaying the process of ageing. Ashwagandha is also called 'Rasayana' which means owing the properties of 'helping in increasing resistance against disease, enhancing physical as well as mental health and also aid in delaying the debility of ageing.'

Ashwagandha is an ancient herb which has anti-ageing and immunity boosting properties. Ashwagandha is extremely beneficial in restoring and revitalizing the overall health of an individual. It significantly plays a substantial role in delaying the process of ageing. Ashwagandha is also called 'Rasayana' which means owing the properties of 'helping in increasing resistance against disease, enhancing physical as well as mental health and also aid in delaying the debility of ageing.' 

Many studies have shown the link between a healthy diet and prevention of age-related or chronic diseases. Ashwagandha strengthens the immune system, relieves stress, amnesia, fever, viral infections, and stimulates the growth of axons and dendrites.  Ashwagandha prevents or minimizes imbalances that may lead to disease, whether from poor diet, lack of sleep, mental or physical strain, or chemical toxins in the environment. These all qualities refer Ashwagandha as an anti-aging herb.

Ashwagandha is mistakenly called Ayurvedic Ginseng because it has many of the same uses as ginseng in China. What's interesting is that Ashwagandha is still being used today in the same way for the same reasons it's been used for centuries. 

Ashwagandha plant parts contain alkaloids which are used to treat memory problems, nervous disorders, leprosy, and various infections. 

Health benefits of Ashwagandha 

Medical researchers have carried out 216 studies of its healing benefits such as:

  • confers immune system protection                               
  • combats the effects of stress
  • improves learning, memory, and reaction time
  • reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
  • stabilizes blood sugar
  • lowers cholesterol
  • reduces brain-cell degeneration
  • contains anti-malarial properties
  • offers anti-inflammatory benefits
  • offers anti-anxiety and neuroprotective effects

Evidence suggests that it is also a cancer fighter.

Animal toxicity studies indicate that this remarkable plant is safe and well tolerated.

Reference: 

http://www.positivehealth.com/article/ayurveda/ayurvedic-herbs-as-healers-punarnava-and-ashwagandha

http://www.chopra.com/ashwagandha

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Comments (2)

Another informative article.  I'm out of votes, promoted.

You have done a great profile of this herb.

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