Ashwagandha is a species of plant in the eggplant family found in the Middle East, India and Nepal. It is an evergreen species with yellow or green flowers and leaves that are present all year round. Let’s take a closer look at the effects of Ashwagandha, which has been used as a medicine since ancient times.
The roots and leaves of Ashwagandha are rich in alkaloids, iron, and minerals, and are expected to be effective in relieving fatigue and tonicity.
In Ayurveda, an ancient Indian preventive medicine, Ashwagandha is called Sanskrit (horse), and is named after the horse-like power that can be developed by ingesting it.
Improves adaptability to stress
Ashwagandha is also known as one of the major adaptogen plants. Ashwagandha is also known as a typical adaptogen plant. Adaptogens are body systems that enhance the adaptive capacity of the body and mind, and Ashwagandha is believed to be effective in enhancing adaptive capacity to stress.
Ashwagandha, called Withania somnifera Dunal in its scientific name, has the meaning of “sleepiness” and has been supporting people who have trouble sleeping since ancient times.
Ashwagandha contains saponins, which are found in ginseng, and helps improve the immune system.
Relieves joint pain
Ashwagandha contains an ingredient called alkaloid, which is expected to be effective for chronic indirect pain and rheumatism.
Inhibition of cancer cells
Ashwagandha has been shown in animal experiments to enhance the effects of drugs and radiation therapy used in the treatment of cancer.
Ashwagandha is believed to have an antioxidant effect that prevents cell aging and is expected to have an anti-aging effect.
How to take
Ashwagandha is seldom taken as a plant. Ashwagandha is rarely consumed as a plant, but rather in powder or capsule form.