Benefits of the herb Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha is a herb. The scientific name of this leaf is ‘Withania somnifera (L) Dunal’. In Ayurveda it is called Balda and Bazikari. The root and leaves of the Ashwagandha plant are used in various nervous disorders. Evidence of its use as a sedative can be found in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Ashwagandha roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, bark, stems are all used medicinally.

Increases strength

The roots and leaves of Ashwagandha bring relief in various neurological diseases. Boiling the leaves with milk and ghee gives strength to the body. Ashwagandha can be effective as a good remedy for insomnia.

Treats bronchitis

Ashwagandha is also an effective herb for diseases like bronchitis. After burning Ashwagandha root, put the roots in a small earthen pot and cover it. The next day grind the root well and lick it with a little honey in the dose of half a gram, it is beneficial in chronic bronchitis.

Reduces mental and physical weakness

Ashwagandha relieves mental and physical weakness, such as light-headedness, insensitivity, lethargy, etc. Increases attention. Relieves fatigue and restores vitality.

Eliminates stomach ailments

Ashwagandha fruit is very beneficial for the liver along with curing heartburn, flatulence and abdominal pain. Ashwagandha helps to get rid of digestive problems.

Reduces thyroid problems in women

Thyroid problems are more common in women than in men. Several studies have shown that Ashwagandha plays an important role in keeping the thyroid under control in women. Ashwagandha is also useful in controlling hypothyroidism.

Reduces weight

Ashwagandha is rich in antioxidants and slows down metabolism. It is also effective in controlling blood sugar levels and triglycerides. As a result, eating daily does not increase excess weight. Also fat does not accumulate in the body.

Prevents cancer

Ashwagandha gives effective results as an anti-cancer agent. According to Ayurveda, the phytochemicals present in Ashwagandha leaf and root extracts destroy tumor cells and cut off blood supply to those cells, similar to chemotherapy used in cancer.

Reduces the problem of diabetes

Ashwagandha root and leaf extracts have anti-diabetic properties. The flavonoids contained in the cells of this part help to increase the amount of insulin in the body of people suffering from diabetes. Ashwagandha is also known to help maintain lipid levels in diabetic patients.

Strengthens muscles

Ashwagandha gives effective results in strengthening muscles. It helps the muscles to heal after injury. Ashwagandha is also used to reduce muscle tension caused by exercise.

wound healing

Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory properties that can help heal wounds in the body.Applying Ashwagandha leaf juice on cut anywhere heals the wound quickly.

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