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Ashwagandha Extracts

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a very well-known Indian herb, also known by the names-Indian Ginseng and Winter cherry. The plant's roots have therapeutic purposes against a variety of ailments. From enhancing vigour to introducing a peaceful sleep cycle, Ashwagandha can provide you with numerous health benefits.

The name Ashwagandha comes from two sanskrit words; Ashwa means horse, and Gandha means odor. In the context of its name, Ashwagandha derives its name from its odor of horses. In ancient Sanskrit tradition, it has been said to give the same strength and energy as a horse, and hence the name Ashwagandha.

It is also known as Indian Ginseng since its main phytochemical constituents are Withanolides, most of which have a structural similarity to that of Ginsenosides in Panax ginseng.

Ashwagandha in Ayurveda

Ashwagandha has a strong mention in Ayurveda for the numerous benefits the ingredient provides us. Ayurveda categorises Ashwagandha as a Rasayana (Rasayana is a tonic or a rejuvenator). Owing to its multiple benefits, Ashwagandha has been used in multiple classical formulation mentioned in Ayurveda.

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Relieves stress and anxiety

The use of Ashwagandha offsets antecedents like stress and anxiety. Adaptogens are herbs that improve the responses to stress and help the body adapt by normalizing physiological processes in times of increased stress. The roots of Ashwagandha have a long history of usage as an adaptogen Ashwagandha. As an Ayurvedic adaptogen, it is known to play a remarkable role in reducing stress, resulting in a flexible lifestyle with reduced stress, and preventing the onset of multiple life-threatening diseases.

Our overall health is always affected by our sleep quality. Scientific reports have consistently shown that sleep deprivation causes multiple health problems. There is an unavoidable connection between sleep, stress, and anxiety.As well as better stress management, Ashwagandha users report significant improvements in sleep quality.

Increases Strength

The presence of high cortisol promotes muscle breakdown, fat storage, and impaired recovery. The production of testosterone can be slowed by high cortisol levels.Ashwagandha is known to lower cortisol levels, thus increasing the testosterone levels. As a result, ashwagandha is also known to improve strength, muscle size, and VO2 max. Muscle mass and endurance of men can be enhanced with ashwagandha.Also, helps in reduction of body fat percentage.

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Improves Sexual function and Boosts fertility

Ashwagandha has a direct impact on reproductive health as it improves testosterone levels. Since olden times, Ashwagandha has been known to enhance the motility and quality of sperm in men, thus enhancing fertility.Traditionally, Ashwagandha has been considered an aphrodisiac. Moreover, the 'Kama Sutra' mentions the plant as one of the strongest sexual stimulants. Ashwagandha is a very common ingredient found in herbal aphrodisiac products. It works by stimulating the production of nitric oxide and therefore dilating the blood vessels carrying blood to the genitals, which increases sexual drive.

Helps improve focus and memory

In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is used to treat conditions such as cognitive decline. It has been prescribed to enhance memory and improve cognitive performance. As per Ayurveda, this tonic is generally considered to be Medhyarasayana (Brain / Nervine tonic).

Ashwagandha has been shown to improve cognitive function in people with mild cognitive impairment. A study has shown that Ashwagandha is capable of slowing, stopping, reversing or removing neuritic atrophy.

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