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5 Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a household name in most Indian families, but have you ever asked yourself why? It has multiple health benefits and it has been scientifically proven.

KJ Staff
5 Health Benefits of Ashwagandha (This image has been created by Midjourney)
5 Health Benefits of Ashwagandha (This image has been created by Midjourney)

We all must be familiar with the herb: Ashwagandha, it has been a reiterated name in our household. But this herb is not limited to Indians, it has been a major scientific discourse across various nations because of its multifaceted health benefits. Ashwagandha is known for modulating stress and anxiety and is great for treating insomnia.

Let us understand 5 extraordinary benefits of this magic herb:

1. Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety: Winthania somnifera or ashwagandha is widely known for its stress-relieving properties. This herb has been used by our forefathers as a healthy source. It helps to mediate heat shock protein cortisol and various other stress mediators. It also checks the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal, thereby, controlling stress response.

2. Increases Strength: Ashwagandha is extremely efficient in increasing muscle size and strength. Since it regulates blood sugar levels and triglycerides, it leads to lower body fat percentage and increased energy levels.

3. Boosts Fertility in Men: It has been scientifically backed that ashwagandha helps in increasing the testosterone level in men and is also beneficial in increasing fertility. Ashwagandha rebalances the productive hormone level which contributes to better sperm quality.

4. Improves Cognitive Strength: Ashwagandha has proven to be extremely helpful in increasing concentration and sharpening memory. According to a recent study conducted by the US, the participants have shown significant improvement in their response time. Ashwagandha helps improve cognitive strength resulting in better and quicker motor functions.

5. Helps in Reducing Inflammation: Ashwagandha contains compounds like WA which is well-known for treating inflammation in the body. Stacked with anti-inflammatory properties, this Ayurvedic herb is an absolute game-changer.

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