Ashwagandha, also known as Withania, is highly recommended for rejuvenation and whole body wellness. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, which is a testament to it's many beneficial healing attributes.
Ashwagandha is a great adaptogenic herb, helping to return the body to normal optimal function. It is good for preventing the negative affects that stress can have on the body and mind.
It is mainly the roots of the plants that are used, but also sometimes the leaves, berries and bark too.
Studies have shown the potential for Ashwagandha to be beneficial for the nervous system, indicating possible benefits for cognitive function and protection of neurons.
It can also be good for immunomodualtion due to it having constituents that increase white blood cell numbers and immune response, and other constituents that have immunosuppressant effects. This contributes to it's adaptogenic and immunomodualtion activity: the body naturally draws from a substance what it needs, in order to maintain optimal function. a well functioning immune system is in a state of healthy balance i.e not over-reactive or under-reactive.
Ashwagandha can also promote anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity in the body, and has shown good potential in being beneficial for ameliorating the detrimental affects of arthritis.
Studies have also shown that Ashwagandha (Withania) has good potential for preventing and reducing cancerous growths. The anti-oxidant, immunomodulation, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification activity promoted by Ashwagandha is likely to contribute significantly to it's anti-cancer effects.
Ashwagandha may also be helpful for reducing anxiety and depression, and assisting recovery from adrenal fatigue.
Ashwagandha may be beneficial for anaemia due to it's ability to increase red blood cell numbers and it being a good source of iron.
Ashwagandha can also be good for protecting the cardiovascular system and the liver, and also good for sexual enhancement and function.
As a whole, Ashwagandha (Withania) is a great herb for promoting both physical and mental well-being, assisting the body to return to a state of well balanced, optimal function.