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7 Science backed health benefits of Ashwagandha

Herbs Jan, 2023

Ashwagandha, an evergreen shrub, grows throughout India. It has been used in folk medicine for a very long time.

Ashwagandha's roots and orange-red fruits have been used medicinally for hundreds of years. The herb is also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry. The name 'ashwagandha', which means 'smell of the horse', refers to the aroma of the root.

According to research, insomnia, ageing, anxiety and other conditions are among the conditions for which it is prescribed. There is scientific evidence to support most of these claims. 

7 Science-backed health benefits of Ashwagandha:

Research on ashwagandha continues to evolve as scientists worldwide study its efficacy against various ailments. Here is a list of benefits of ashwagandha according to science.

1. Relieves Stress and Anxiety

Ashwagandha is best known for reducing stress and anxiety in people.

A study conducted on 64 people with chronic stress showed that following the use of ashwagandha, there was a 69% reduction in anxiety and insomnia in people compared to an 11% reduction in stress in the placebo group.

2. Lowers Blood Sugar and Fat

Ashwagandha is also known to reduce sugar levels in both healthy individuals and those suffering from diabetes. Animal studies have also suggested that ashwagandha works wonders in managing blood sugar levels.

3. Increases Muscle and Strength

When it comes to the body, ashwagandha helps increase strength and build muscle mass. It improves stamina and allows you to live a healthy life, while also facilitating intense fitness exercises for weight loss.

4. Improves Sexual Function in Women

According to one clinical study, it is proven that ashwagandha can be helpful for women who experience sexual dysfunction. Ashwagandha also improves the number of successful sexual encounters and improved metrics of distress around their sex lives and sexuality.

5. Boosts Fertility and Testosterone Levels in Men

The most important benefit of ashwagandha for men is that it benefits those suffering from infertility. From improving libido to facilitating the production of testosterone.

The benefits of ashwagandha for men are that it helps to regain their sex drive and also cures infertility. In a research study, men who took ashwagandha experienced better sperm quality than those who don't.

6. Sharpens Focus and Memory

The healing powers of ashwagandha are not limited to just your body but also to your brain. It can help to improve brain health and also boosts memory and concentration.

Research has found that ashwagandha promotes antioxidant activity that protects nerve cells from harmful radicals, which in turn enhances your brain efficiency.

7. Supports Heart Health

Ashwagandha can also be beneficial for your heart health. It manages cholesterol levels which are crucial in preventing heart diseases.

According to a study of stressed adults, the group taking the highest dosage of standardised ashwagandha extract experienced a 17% fall in LDL (bad) cholesterol and an 11% decrease in triglycerides, on average.

How to take Ashwagandha?

1. Ashwagandha Churna

Ashwagandha churna is a powder form of the ashwagandha plant mainly used for increasing the libido in males and treating various infertility issues.

Ingredients required:

1 part Ashwagandha

1 part Vidhara


Washed and dry the herbs. After drying the herbs powdered them separately and passed them through sieve no. 100 to get a fine powder.

After making the powder mixed together to form a homogeneous mixture and again sieved to remove any impurities or hard particles.

Stored in airtight containers for future use.

Other benefits of Ashwagandha:

  • Reduce Pain & Inflammation

  • Treat Insomnia

  • Improves Reproductive Health

  • Improve Underweight Condition

  • Treats Pyospermia

    Read also: Winter Cherry/Withania Somnifera: Ashwagandha Benefits & Side Effects 

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