Ashwagandha, also known as Withania roots, Ashwagandha and Asgand. The botanical name of Ashwagandha is Withania Somnifera. It consists of dried roots of stem bases of Withania Somnifera belonging to the family Solanaceae.
Ashwagandha is found growing in dry regions of India, especially Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra. It is also found in Africa, Sri Lanka, and Israel.
Ashwagandha is collected mainly from wild grown plants. Cultivation is done by sowing the seeds. The roots after thorough drying, cleaning and trimming are sent to the market.
Ashwagandha is used as a hypotensive and depressant. The alkaloids are antispasmodic and anthelmintic. It has action on smooth muscles and hence used in Asthma and also as a uterine sedative. It is used as a tonic and an antitumor medicine.
The flavonoids present in the roots and leaves of Ashwagandha helps to cure diabetes. It is an ancient medicine used extensively for its therapeutic properties.
Ashwagandha when taken in the right dosage, helps in suppressing tumor cells or abnormal growth in the body. It is powerful anti-cancer medicine.
The roots of the Ashwagandha are rich in flavonoids, possesses antioxidant properties. It helps in treating heart-related problems. It makes the muscles of the heart stronger. The hypolipidemic property of Ashwagandha helps in lowering down the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body.
Ashwagandha when taken in right form and dose, helps in curing stress levels in the body. It does so by taking down the cortisol levels in the body.
Ashwagandha is believed to improve the stress of both physical as well as mental stress. It is very useful for patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Ashwagandha is found to be useful in improving the quality of semen, mobility of the semen and in erectile dysfunction. This has been used for many centuries by people to improve semen health.
Ashwagandha helps in making the muscles stronger. Helps to recover weakness.
Ashwagandha is a memory booster herb. Extensively used in the preparation of memory boosting tonics. The antioxidant properties in Ashwagandha help in fighting free radicals and protecting the nerve cells from any damage. Reduces brain cell degeneration and improves memory.
Ashwagandha lowers down the cortisol levels in the body. It helps to reduce inflammation in the body and helps to make the immune system stronger.
The root extract of Ashwagandha helps in treating the thyroid gland. It is used to stimulate the thyroid gland.
Ashwagandha helps in retaining skin elasticity. It is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals from damaging the skin. Builds skin collagen which is an essential part of healthy skin. Helps in treating wrinkles, age spots, etc.
Ashwagandha is rich in antioxidants. Helps in providing blood circulation to the skin. This instantly makes your skin super glowing and healthy.
Ashwagandha is rich in its moisturizing properties. Makes the skin retain moisture. Treats dry and rough skin effectively.
Consumption of Ashwagandha makes your skin to retain elasticity. The antioxidant property helps to fight free radicals from damaging the skin.
Ashwagandha makes the skin well hydrated. Boost collagen production.
Ashwagandha helps in blood circulation. Strengthens the hair follicles and provides nourishment to the scalp. Helps in reducing hair fall.
Ashwagandha helps in reducing hair breakage, split ends. It provides nutrition to the hair. Makes the hair stronger from the roots.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Ashwagandha help in treating scalp infections like dandruff, eczema, psoriasis.