ASHWAGANDHA THE MAGICAL HERB FOR WOMEN
Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is a powerful medicinal herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicines. Besides several benefits like boosting immunity and reducing stress and anxiety, studies have proved that this herb benefits women of all ages in several ways.
The Positive effects on women
Ashwagandha is an excellent herb to bust stress and anxiety. Today’s modern lifestyle has increased a lot of burden on women. They need to balance their home front along with work front. While at home they take care of the family including children and elderly parents, they also handle challenging situations and problems at work or home. In the process, today’s women are immensely stressed out. Regular intake of Ashwagandha helps to reduce stress, and this has been proved by a study conducted by the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, Asha Hospital, Hyderabad.
When we are under stress, our body generates the stress hormone called cortisol. A higher amount of cortisol is bad for our health as it causes muscle loss leading to weakness. It also leads to wrinkles and blocks our memory and learning power called cognitive impairment. Ashwagandha works on cortisol, and reduces its secretion, thereby controlling stress. It also delays ageing.
Prevents memory loss
With ageing, your memory also gets affected. Before this problem sets in, you should try Ashwagandha. It prevents brain cell degeneration, which is the cause of memory loss. It is also known to heal the nerve cells. If consumed regularly, it can protect you against Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Prevents menopause-related issues
During menopause, women face hormonal imbalances, leading to anxiety, depression, hot flashes and sleeping problems. Ashwagandha can work on the endocrine system and help control the secretion of the hormone.
Ashwagandha helps in weight loss
If your weight gain is stress driven, then ashwagandha is here for you. According to a study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative medicine, this herb helps in managing stress by reducing psychological and physiological markers of stress, serum cortisol level, and food cravings. This in turn improves eating habits and paves the road for weight loss.
Enhances sexual potency
Ashwagandha acts as a sexual stimulant as it relieves you from mental stress, improves your mood, and increases blood flow, and can also help orgasms. Kamasutra, the ancient text on human sexuality, also mentions this herb.
Alleviates hair problems
Stress causes hair to fall. While Ashwagandha alleviates stress levels, it helps to reduce hair fall. This herb also helps in improving digestion, leading to better nutrient absorption and better health, and good health leads to good hair growth and glowing skin. Ashwagandha also prevents melanin loss, which causes premature greying. This will ultimately prevent your hair from greying. Ashwagandha also controls and treats dandruff.
(Please note: Before taking any supplement for the first time, you should consult your Doctor first, especially if you are any type of medication)