The health benefits of Ashwagandha!
Ashwagandha has become one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs in the Western world over the last few years. And it is no wonder, with all the benefits this beloved root has to offer! Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years as a rasayana (rejuvenative) and it is renowned as an adaptogenic herb, which means it is used to help the body resist physiological and psychological stress by adapting to the needs of the body. At Tipson, our research and development team has worked tirelessly to incorporate ashwagandha into our organic blends. Therefore, here are the top health benefits of this miracle herb!
Ashwagandha Boosts the Immunity of the body
Studies have shown that ashwagandha can be a catalyst in aiding the increase of the red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelets count, which in turn results in better immunity. Managing energy and stress have significant effects on immune health as stress can reduce our ability to fight off infection. Ashwagandha also goes a step ahead in stimulating the immune system along with supporting our body to handle stress. Ashwagandha antioxidant protection has anti-inflammatory effects that further aid the immune system!
Reduces blood sugar
Did you know that two independent studies done in 2018 showed that powder made from the ashwagandha root was able to lower blood sugar a similar amount as an oral diabetes medication in patients with type 2 diabetes? Another also found effects on blood sugar levels, noting significant differences in fasting blood glucose between patients taking a high-dose of ashwagandha and those given a placebo. The second found that the effects were dose-dependent: the larger the dose of the adaptogenic root, the larger the reduction in blood sugar levels. Researchers think this is because of how it acts on cortisol, which plays a role in regulating blood sugar! So, if you are worried about your blood sugar levels, ashwagandha can be the perfect natural remedy!
Prevents the loss of brain function
Did you know that in certain parts of India, ashwagandha is commonly known as the “herb of youth”? The youth giving properties of ashwagandha don’t just apply to your physical aptitude. Preliminary studies done on animals and in test tubes suggest it also extends to boosting your mental abilities and brain function. Though the practice of using ashwagandha for brain health is a long Ayurvedic practice, research in humans is lagging behind. Reaction time and cognitive function improved significantly in men put on a regimen of ashwagandha versus placebo in one small study. Memory and information processing were also increased in participants of another study that looked specifically at effects in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Ashwagandha may prevent tumors
With its antioxidant effects, it may help to protect against the mutation of cancerous cells. The herb also has the ability to suppress oncogenes that promote ovarian cancer development. Ashwagandha, also aids in preventing the recurrence of ovarian cancer. Therefore, it proves to be a useful therapy for ovarian cancer. Studies also proved how it helps in the reduction of the growth of tumors and inhibition of metastasis to other organs.
Now you know why ashwagandha has become such a popular herb. It truly has some miraculous properties that can aid numerous facets of your physical well-being. However, it is important to note that when you do consume ashwagandha to always check for the quality of the herb and to try and source organically. This is something we do not compromise on at Tipson when bringing you our organic ashwagandha range!