Your Essential Guide to Ashwagandha
What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is a plant that has been used for thousands of years thanks to the powerful benefits it has on the human mind, body and spirit. Thriving in warm and dry climates, the Ashwagandha plant was predominately used in Indian, Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. With its seemingly endless benefits the use of Ashwagandha has become known globally and has been adapted to be used in many different forms.
This traditional herb has been blessed with the title of a modern day ‘adaptogen’. The powerful properties of the flower and roots are much loved for its benefits to mental, emotional and physical wellness by supporting the endocrine and nervous systems, a potent and beneficial addition to anyone’s daily ritual.
What is Ashwagandha Essential Oil?
100% organic Ashwagandha essential oil is one of the ways in which the beneficial effects of the plant can be bottled up for easy use in our busy day to day lives. Ashwagandha essential oil can be used in a multitude of ways such as inhaled with the help of an oil diffuser, blended with a carrier oil for a soothing massage or applied topically to the skin for direct absorption.
You can read our in depth blog post about Ashwagandha Essential Oil here… ‘Ashwagandha Essential Oil: What is it?’
What Are the Beneficial Side Effects of Ashwagandha?
1. Reduces pain and stress
A beautiful side effect of organic Ashwagandha is its ability to balance your cortisol levels, stabilise thyroid production and support your adrenals… all working to ward off daily stressors and anxieties. Your new found sense of calm will be a relief from the tensions life can throw at you. Your short term and long term health will thank you for it!
2. Enhances the quality of your sleep
With anxiety and stress a not-so-fond distant memory, your body will be perfectly prepared for a restful night's sleep. Without unnecessary adrenaline coursing through your body, you will be lulled into a deep sleep, ready to wake up beautifully energised the next day. Your snooze button will be a thing of the past!
3. Improves stamina and energy levels
Ashwagandha is also known as the ‘smell of a horse’, likely a result of the stallion-like stamina and vigour it gives to those who use it! Adding a dose of Ashwagandha to your morning cereal can be as energising as a mug of coffee, without the dreaded caffeine withdrawals. You will be able to enjoy life’s daily journey without any dips in energy levels.
4. Boosts immunity
Organic Ashwagandha helps to boost your body’s natural immunity through improved mental wellbeing and internal support. With more sleep, lowered stress levels and higher energy levels, your body will be in fighting fit condition to ward off diseases. As well as emotional wellness, organic Ashwagandha encourages an anti-inflammatory response which can help emotionally and physically support those suffering from diseases such as arthritis.
5. Improves the appearance of skin
Incorporating organic Ashwagandha in your everyday life does not only improve your inner health and wellbeing, but your outer beauty as well. This powerful herb helps to support your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, which keep your skin looking and feeling plump and firm. Not only will you feel energised and glowing on the inside, but you will be smiling with a radiant glow on the outside too!
For a further look into the benefits of Ashwagandha, you can read our blog post ‘5 Health Benefits of Ashwagandha’ here.
How to Incorporate Ashwagandha Into Your Everyday
1. Organic Ashwagandha Booster
One of the ways we love to incorporate Ashwagandha here at Mauli is by adding 1stp to our cereal, smoothies or warm drinks. Our 100% Organic Ashwagandha Booster is a pure dose of this wild harvested and healing adaptogen. After 30 days of using our full-spectrum Ashwagandha you will notice a positive change in your overall wellness and general vigour for life!
2. Strength & Spirit Plant Alchemy
Blended with powerful ingredients such as Moringa, Nagarmotha, Manjistha and Tumeric and of course Ashwagandha is our Strength & Spirit Alchemy. 1 tsp of this beautiful blend added to your cereal, salad, morning smoothie or night-time hot drink will give your immune system the energising boost it needs. When you are feeling emotionally low your immune system takes a knock as well. These 100% all natural ingredients will help power your metabolism, stabilise blood sugar levels, strengthen immunity and uplift all of your senses for an all round wellness boost.
3. Hair Care Routine
Ashwagandha doesn’t just benefit your body internally, but this potent adaptogen can penetrate your hair follicles for a radiant glow that will reflect your inner light. Our Grow Strong Hair Range is blended with 100% organic Ashwagandha to not only calm your mind during your hair care routine, but to stimulate melanin production, minimise greasy hair and improve the signs and symptoms of dandruff.
4. Skincare Routine
Ashwagandha is a potent ingredient in your skincare routine that can help you inner beauty shine through. Our Skin Perfecting Concentrates harnesses the flowers unique properties in the form of Ashwagandha Co2 extracts. The extraction process that creates Co2 extracts preserves every part of the plant to create an extremely pure and potent extract. This vital ingredient is combined with cold-pressed oils, free-radical fighting antioxidants, healing adaptogens, concentrated botanicals and brightening vitamins to create our powerful Skin Perfecting Concentrates.
For more information on how you can add doses of Ashwagandha into your daily routine, you can read our more in depth blog ‘4 Ways to Incorporate Ashwagandha Into Your Everyday’.