Latin Name : Withania Somnifera
Ashwagandha is an incredibly healthy medicinal herb. It is classified as an “adaptogen,” meaning that it can help your body manage stress.
Aswhagandha also provides all sorts of other benefits for your body and brain. For example, it can lower blood sugar levels, reduce cortisol, boost brain function and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Benefits of ashwagandha powder include :
– It Can Reduce Blood Sugar Levels.
– Protects the Immune System.
– It Can Boost Testosterone and Increase Fertility in Men.
– Ashwagandha May Increase Muscle Mass and Strength.
– It has Anti-Inflammatory Properties.
– It May Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides.
– It May Improve Brain Function, Including Memory.
– Slows Down the Degeneration of Brain Cells.
– Reduces Stress and Depression Without Causing Lethargy.
Ashwagandha powder can be mixed well with juices, herbal drinks or soy milk, yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie. It can also be mixed into homemade energy bars. You can also add this powder to a variety of recipes. (6-8g per day).
To make an infusion, place 2-8gr of powder in a tea infuser or teapot or mug for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer).
Allow the mixture to steep for 10 'to 15' minutes or overnight.
Then strain the tea and serve. Drink 1-2 cups of tea a day.
Add if you want honey and a pinch of warming cinnamon.
Ashwagandha is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth short-term. The long-term safety of ashwagandha is not known. Large doses of ashwagandha might cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Ashwagandha can interact adversely with antihypertensive and antidiabetic drugs.
Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis can be aggravated while taking the herb.
In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using ashwagandha especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.