Ashwagandha is a very powerful herb. In Sanskrit, it means ‘the smell of a horse’, which indicates the herb makes one have the strength and vigour of a stallion. It is also called the Indian ginseng. Ashwagandha belongs from the family of tomato, it is a plump shrub with yellow flowers and oval leaves .
Ashwagandha helps to reduce blood sugar, fights depression, reduces cholesterol and cortisol levels. It also helps to combat cancer, anxiety, stress, inflammation, improves fertility levels in men and increases muscle strength. Ashwagandha is also ideal for boosting the testosterone level of men which results in a high sex drive.
Ashwagandha is generally orange-red when it becomes ripe and the flowers appear to be bell shaped. It includes steroidal lactones and alkaloids which gives it beneficial and healing properties. Components like cuscohygrine and tropine are also present in Ashwagandha. The long, tuberous, brown roots have been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine since early ages. The dried leaves of Ashwagandha are often ground and a paste is made from the powder which is used to treat cuts and burns. Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Ashwagandha : -
Ashwagandha is helpful in reducing blood sugar levels
Helps to combat cancer
Reduces Cortisol levels
Helps to reduce anxiety and stress
Increases fertility and boosts testosterone
Increases strength and muscle mass
Ashwagandha reduces inflammation
Lowers triglycerides and cholesterol levels
Fights symptoms of depression