5 Health Benefits of Ashwagandha
With our minds and bodies facing multiple stressors every single day, sometimes all we need is a helping hand. Ashwagandha could be the natural remedy that you have been looking for to aid you through life's turbulent journey. The properties of this 100% organic powerhouse has countless health benefits, including promoting physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing. A regular dose of Ashwagandha will replace feelings of stress and tension with calm and relaxation.
If you have not already been acquainted with this traditional Indian herb, we also recommend reading our introductory blog post “Ashwagandha Essential Oil: What is it?”
Benefits of Ashwagandha
Incorporating 100% organic Ashwagandha into your daily wellbeing ritual has a multitude of positive side effects and health benefits. These include...
1. Reduces physical, mental and emotional stress
The level of stress we experience in our lives doesn’t just cause us distress in the short-term, but it actually causes damaging physical effects on the body too. Our Strength & Spirit Plant Alchemy is formulated with the key ingredient organic Ashwagandha, which can aid your physical and mental wellbeing by balancing your cortisol levels and supporting your adrenals. This will aid your body in alleviating anxiety and stabilising thyroid production. By sprinkling a tsp on your cereal, salad or morning smoothie, you will be helping to not only ward of stress in the short term, but fight off its negative effects in the long term.
2. Improves sleep patterns
A positive side effect of reduced anxiety and stress is improved sleep patterns, something we all need a helping hand with! When our stress levels are increased our body goes into fight or flight mode, producing more adrenaline than is needed. With all that adrenaline rushing through our bodies, sleep can become a fond distant memory. Taking Ashwagandha with a warm glass of milk just before bed can help you gently drift off into a restful and well-deserved slumber.
3. Increases energy, strength and vigour
Instead of reaching for that extra cup of coffee that will inevitably result in a caffeine crash, simply add 1stp of our Organic Ashwagandha Booster to your juice, glass of milk, cereal, porridge or smoothie instead. This addition will produce a similarly energising side effect that will give you a more sustainable source of energy, stamina and endurance for your daily journey. The physical benefits of Ashwagandha also improves your lung and heart capacity, enhancing your physical performance whilst simultaneously increasing your energy levels. Coffee, what coffee.
4. Boosts immunity
Ashwagandha has long been a part of Indian traditions, well known for its immune boosting properties and benefits to overall health. Now more than ever, the stressors of modern daily life can leave us feeling run down and less able to fight off viruses such as the common cold. Giving your body a regular dose of 100% organic Ashwagandha will give your disease-fighting cells the power to ward off foreign bodies. Another tempting benefit of Ashwagandha is it encourages an anti-inflammatory response, making this potent herb especially effective for individuals with conditions such as arthritis. If you think this is all this herb can do, think again! Ashwagandha benefits women in particular thanks to its rich iron content, helping to contribute towards a healthy red blood cell count.
5. Increases the production of collagen and elastin
The side effects and benefits of Ashwagandha are not just limited to the inside. When you include Ashwagandha into your wellbeing ritual you will be achieving inside out beauty. This 100% organic and powerful herb helps to support your natural production of elastin, collagen and skin-plumping hyaluronic. Not only will you feel youthful on the inside, but you will be smiling with a radiant glow that is visible for everyone else to see on the outside.
Is Ashwagandha right for me?
Occasionally people can have an aversion to certain herbs. Ashwagandha is a potent and powerful herb, so we suggest starting with a quarter tsp with a meal, warm water or honey and as with any new herbs, build tolerance slowly and gently. Check with your practitioner, especially if you are taking any other meditations or herbal remedies.
Keep a diary noting the foods you're eating, your daily routines and how you’re feeling mentally and emotionally and then drop into what you need monthly and seasonally. The beauty of Ayurveda is you’ll soon begin to tune into your unique constitution and know intuitively what you need.