Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – All in One Herb for Every Health Needs


Since the ages, nature has been at work to nurture life on this planet. Nature has not only nurtured the life on this planet but it has emerged as the protector of the life. The life cannot survive unless it is given a favorable environment to count on. If the life on this planet has been there since ages, it somewhere implies to mutual duet of nature with life. Nature has been nourishing life on this planet but did you even try to comprehend the resources that nature use to help nourish life on this planet. Well, there are innumerable resources that nature has bestowed upon the life on this planet and those are the likes of water, food, air, herbs and many more of these. These are the essentials, which are the prime forces to help life nourish on this planet. Herbs have played an important role to flourish life on this planet and that is what we are going to have into our consideration for the day. Today we are going to talk one of the most potent herbs “Ashwagandha”, which has been taken into account for ages, as since the emergence of one of the ancient sciences of this planet termed as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the only medical science, which has helped millions to play it safe with their health and especially to those of the people who are going through extreme agony.

Ashwagandha, also scientifically known as Withania Somnifera is a name derived from Sanskrit. Ashwagandha literally means “The smell of a horse” which imply that the smell of Ashwagandha is as like as to that of the stallion. It is believed that Ashwagandha is as powerful as that of the all other herbs combined together and may impart the vigor and strength of a horse. Would you be interested enough to take Ashwagandha as part of your daily routine? Well, you surely would be in the state mind to dispel any chance of being the victim of health concerns pertaining to your optimal health. To be candor, Ashwagandha will surely stand up to your expectations.

The reverence of Ashwagandha in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine is unmatchable as no other herbs on this planet can match its quality when it comes to imparting vigor, stamina and strength. There have been hundreds of medicinal researches done in the context of Ashwagandha and most of those researches backed some of the fascinating benefits of Ashwagandha. Let us get to know what the benefits that has scientifically proved and those are:

  • Immune system booster
  • Good for the memory power, acts as nerve tonic
  • Improves the function of reproductive system
  • Stress reliever
  • Antioxidant capability to help you fight off oxidants
  • Imparts vigor and strengths
  • Emaciation of children
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Normalize blood sugar
  • Enhance Sexual Potency, Increase sperm count
  • Abdomen Related complications
  • Leucorrhea
  • Intestinal worms
  • Piles
  • Insomnia
  • Ulcers
  • Hysteria, anxiety

The entire previously mentioned benefits are just a small instance, which may help you understand the potency of Ashwagandha, the actual potency of this herb is far beyond our imagination.

According to the scriptures of Ayurveda, every bit of Ashwagandha can be utilized to help yourself in combating innumerable health complications. From its roots to the leaves, stem, and seeds, everything is subjected to the preparation of medicine. As it is a powerful adaptogen, hence, it may help in reducing stress and mental weakness. It helps in enhancing body’s resilience to stress and may help you give a better way to see towards life. It helps in improving your immune system; therefore, with improved immune system your body would be able to put itself in the safe zone. Its antioxidant property will help you fight off free radicals present in your body, which are gradually harming your body. As the leaves of Ashwagandha are bitter to taste, the more bitter it would be for fever and painful swelling of your body.

According to a study, which read, “An aqueous suspension of Ashwagandha root was used at 100 mg/kg/oral dosage. The results indicate a significant increase in the plasma corticosterone level, phagocytic index and avidity index in rats subjected to cold swimming stress. In the rats pretreated with the drug, these parameters were near control values and an increase in the swimming time was observed. These results indicate that Withania Somnifera used in the crude form is a potent anti-stress agent.”

According to the above study, Ashwagandha was shown to have effective in stress and other psychological problems. Ashwagandha also found to be effective in stress-induced ulcers as of the fact that it helps in improving stress by stimulating the glands, which are responsible for positive hormone secretion. Ashwagandha has also been tested for the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, which is a cognitive impairment. To help those of the people, Ashwagandha can be taken into account for the best practices of treating neurodegenerative diseases irrespective of stage of the disease. As being discussed above, if you want a healthy sexual life or if you want the vigor, you can consider taking Ashwagandha, which will help you take care of every single agony. Ashwagandha is an analgesic agent, which helps in soothing nervous system form pain response. It has powerful anti-arthritic property that will help you get relaxed from the pain-causing agents. Some clinical experiment showed that brain stroke causing paralysis and neuronal deficit also improve in the long-term treatment with Ashwagandha.

Therefore, Ashwagandha is proving to be a true amiable friend to us giving us relief from various agonies. It is a health tonic each and every part of the body. It has been used in Indian Household as one of the most potent tonics for children. Therefore, no surprise if Ashwagndha would emerge as the best herb to cure even prolonged diseases facilely.