In Ayurvedic traditional healing practices, Ashwagandha is one of the most potent healing herbs used for several centuries.
Ashwagandha is most well-known for its restorative and therapeutic benefits and is utilized for a wide variety of ailments. It’s is a Sanskrit word, a permutation of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. Over the millennia the roots were used and have a distinct aroma, described as “horse-like” or “the smell of a horse” signifying that the herb imparts and enhances vital force with power and stamina of a stallion. The herbs due to its natural properties have traditionally been prescribed to help people to strengthen their immune system and to rejuvenate after an illness.
Ashwagandha healing properties is frequently referred to as “ginseng of India ” without the stimulating effects of ginseng. It roots are powdered for use and it has a beautiful fruit that is capsulated in yellow flowers bearing a red fruit about the size of a hazelnut growing in a plump shrub with oblong leaves. The herbal plant thrives in its native, dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East, Southern parts of Europe like Italy, Spain, and Portugal also grown in more mild climates.
The Ayurvedic industry has made ashwagandha into capsules these days for easy use as a medicine for common symptoms such Stress disorder, lack of energy, fatigue, and concentration. Arthritis, Anxiety, Insomnia, tumors, tuberculosis, skin problems, backache, liver diseases, bronchitis, menstrual problems and is also used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic.
Most supermarkets sell them fresh. Take them regularly to enjoy most of the healing benefits: Reduce anxiety and depression, Combat effects of stress, Increase stamina and endurance, Prevent and treat cancer, Reduce brain cell degeneration, Stabilize blood sugar, Lower cholesterol, Boost immunity. Like a stallion you become strong 🙂
If there is a star amongst the herds it is Ashwagandha for improving and maintaining healthy thyroid glands. How adaptogens work is still a mystery to the scientific community still, the good thing is they know it works. It is extremely effective for the thyroid gland and especially for balancing the secretion of thyroid hormones called thyroxine in both cases for people who suffer from both hypo and hyper thyroid issues. When you can include two yoga postures and maintain a sentient diet. You can prevent unnecessary operations to remove this very important gland which is the base for the maintenance of your metabolism and emotions.