First things first: the benefits of Ayurveda are well documented, studied and known. But how many of us know about the ingredients that go into the making of these medicinal marvels?
Ashwagandha is one such ancient medicinal herb. Actually, it’s one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. By definition, ‘Ashwa’ means horse. The name ‘Ashwagandha’, thus, describes the smell of its root, meaning ‘like a horse.’
It forms a key part of our Ayurvedic recipe for Grandma’s Kadha – designed to boost your immunity and help relieve you of cough, cold and stress. One of the benefits of Ashwagandha is that it’s an ‘adaptogen’ – meaning that it can help your body manage stress.
Traditionally, the root and berry of the plant are used to make the medicine. In Ayurveda, ‘Ashwagandha’ is considered a Rasayana – which means, it helps maintain youth, both mentally and physically.
Furthermore, it also provides a hoard of other benefits for your body and brain. It can boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Many of its health benefits, in fact, come from withanolides – which can fight inflammation and tumor growth.
Here are some other Ashwagandha uses and ways in which it helps your mind and body.
Stress and Anxiety
A common problem especially in urban India, Ashwagandha helps calm anxiety symptoms naturally, without the need for sedative and anxiety drugs.
Ashwagandha can act as a pain reliever, preventing signals from traveling from the nervous system to your brain.
Some other known benefits of Ashwagandha include lowering high blood pressure, managing cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels.
Manage Cortisol Levels
Known as a stress hormone, Cortisol is released in response to stress or when your blood sugar levels get too low.
This can lead to high blood sugar levels and increased fat storage in the abdomen. Ashwagandha helps manage these levels to counteract the effect of cortisol.
Improves Brain Function
We don’t just mean brain health, but memory too! In fact, studies suggest that Ashwagandha helps protect your memory and improves brain function in case of damage caused by injury or disease
As mentioned earlier, being a part of many Ayurvedic medications, Ashwagandha is both healthy and safe. It has no side effects, and can be safely consumed by all.
And instead of relying on tough to swallow Ashwagandha capsules, drink Grandma’s Kadha – it contains Ashwagandha and has been made using the perfect combination of 13 Adaptogenic Herbs.
You can head to our website and order it today.