Ayurvedic Benefits of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is one of the main herbs for rejuvenating the body and is popularly known as 'Indian ginseng' or 'Winter cherry'. It is a part of many ayurvedic preparations and general tonics, and also classified as a 'rasayana', as it promotes physical and mental health of an individual, especially in debilitated conditions. The roots of ashwagandha are extensively used and consist of important chemical compounds called 'withanolides', which are known for a variety of beneficial functions. There are no known side-effects of this herb and the demand for Ashwagandha is extensively growing in world market for its nutritive, anti-aging and aphrodisiac properties.
Ashwagandha is regarded as one of the oldest medicinal herbs and the total alkaloids of roots have a variety of pharmacological actions. The alkaloids are known to show anti-spasmodic effects against spasmogens on the muscles of intestine, uterus, trachea and blood-vascular muscles. Since ancient times, Ashwagandha herb has also been used as a sedative, a diuretic and an anti-inflammatory agent.
Ayurvedic and beneficial properties of Ashwagandha are remarkable, which include:
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb and a powerful health tonic. This herb has acquired a good reputation among various healthcare providers on account of its numerous benefits for the welfare and longer survival period of human mankind. Ancient texts of Ayurveda praise Ashwagandha as a wonderful tonic for emaciation in people of all ages and improving the reproductive functions of both men and women. Infact, it is an effective health supplement to cope with body's daily nutritional requirements, including stress, anxiety and decreased immunity. Rather, regular intake of Ashwagandha helps in right maintenance of the secretion of all types of enzymes in the body and normal functioning is maintained. It enjoys the status of a single and unique herb that leads to improved physical fitness and helps in total rejuvenation of the body.
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