Benefits of the Adaptogen Ashwagandha

by montejosmemorials on October 15, 2015



Benefits of the Adaptogen Ashwagandha
by Joyce Montejo


The past few weeks we have been talking about my favorite herbal blend, Vital. We have learned it has three major groups of nutrients in it, the first one being chlorophyll, the next being herbal minerals and the third, adaptogenic herbs. Last week I shared about Burdock, this week we are going to talk about the awesome benefits of the adaptogen Ashwagandha.

First of all, what is an adaptogen?
It’s a special class of herbs that are safe and nontoxic, they have broad health uses, and specifically work to reduce physical and emotional stress. They promote balance, not taking the body too high or low in the area it needs help in.

According to Herb Wisdom

"Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root is a herb of the ages. It is the ‘ginseng’ of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India and is considered an ‘adaptogen’, a term used to describe herbs that improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections and increase sexual capacity and fertility.

One reason for the reputation of ashwagandha as a general energy-promoting, disease-preventing tonic may be its effect on the immune system. A number of studies have shown significant increases in white blood cell counts and other measures of strengthened immunity in rodents given ashwagandha or certain chemicals extracted from the herb. Ashwagandha may also have a mild sedative effect on the central nervous system and in animal studies it has been shown to be a muscle relaxant. It is commonly used to increase vitality, particularly when recovering from chronic illnesses and pain management for arthritic conditions. Ashwagandha may also help regulate blood sugar which aids in suppressing sugar cravings. Research shows ashwagandha may be a promising alternative for cancer treatment and prevention. Ashwagandha seems to show positive effects on the endocrine, cardiac, and central nervous systems. It is one herb that could help your body produce its own thyroid hormones.

Ashwagandha is used to restore male libido, cure impotence and increase male fertility. It is widely used in southern Asia as a male sexuality tonic.

Preliminary studies indicate that the herb helps to reduce the negative effects of stress, slow tumour growth, treat anxiety and insomnia, and reduce cholesterol in addition to increasing sexual performance."

There have been over 200 studies on the benefits of Ashwagandha.

Some of the results have shown it’s ability to:

Improve thyroid function, heal adrenal fatigue, reduce anxiety and depression, combat effects of stress, increase stamina and endurance, prevent and treat cancer, reduce brain cell degeneration, stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol,  boost immunity

The Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, says this about Ashwagandha.
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The Indian Materia Medica recommends the use of ashwagandha for general debility, impotence, general aphrodisiac purposes, brain fatigue, low sperm count, nervous exhaustion, and in any cases where general vigor must be restored. For men and women, for the old and young, Ashwagandha builds strength from within."

I LOVE adaptogens!!! If this sounds like something you could benefit from, message me or learn more here.

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“The Indian Materia Medica recommends use of Ashwagandha for general debility, impotence, general aphrodisiac purposes, brain fatigue, low sperm count, nervous exhaustion, and in any cases in which general vigor must be restored. For men and women, for the old and the young, Ashwagandha builds strength from within. ” – Chris Kilham, on Ashwagandha – See more at: http://www.medicinehunter.com/ashwagandha#sthash.U1RiXBWv.dpuf

 

“The Indian Materia Medica recommends use of Ashwagandha for general debility, impotence, general aphrodisiac purposes, brain fatigue, low sperm count, nervous exhaustion, and in any cases in which general vigor must be restored. For men and women, for the old and the young, Ashwagandha builds strength from within. ” – Chris Kilham, on Ashwagandha – See more at: http://www.medicinehunter.com/ashwagandha#sthash.U1RiXBWv.dpuf


“The Indian Materia Medica recommends use of Ashwagandha for general debility, impotence, general aphrodisiac purposes, brain fatigue, low sperm count, nervous exhaustion, and in any cases in which general vigor must be restored. For men and women, for the old and the young, Ashwagandha builds strength from within. ” – Chris Kilham, on Ashwagandha – See more at: http://www.medicinehunter.com/ashwagandha#sthash.U1RiXBWv.dpuf

 

 

 


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Beth Willis miller October 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm

What an informative post…I learned a lot today by reading this. Thank you! Many blessings to you ❤️

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montejosmemorials October 24, 2015 at 7:03 am

Thank you and to you too!!! 🙂

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