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Anti-Aging Benefits Of Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha has strong anti-oxidants that helps keep the skin smooth, moisturized, and free from wrinkles. The free radicals also protects skin from UV damage. It improves memory in dementia patients by delaying damage of brain cells responsible for memory and learning. It also has anti-convulsant properties that reduce seizures.

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is a Hindi adjective that is used to describe the horse-like smell of the roots of Ashwagandha herb. It is one of the many Ayurvedic herbal medicines that are immensely popular among the masses and extensively used in traditional medicines like Ayurveda.

Commonly known as Indian ginseng, ashwagandha has great adaptogenic properties that help to manage external factors like toxins in the environment. It helps to manage the internal stress and anxiety that result from dietary and lifestyle problems. It is also known to rejuvenate the body and impart a sense of well-being.

It is a great modulator that stabilizes the body’s immunity and restores its natural healing power to fight various diseases.

Manages Psychological Problems

Ashwagandha is absolutely safe for consumption and can be taken for a variable period of time depending upon the patient’s requirements.

  1. Ashwagandha helps improve memory in people suffering from dementia by helping to delay the damage to the brain cells responsible for memory and learning.
  2. It is great for people who are under stress mentally or have problems managing their high anxiety levels. It mimics certain neurotransmitters (acetylcholine) secreted in the brain that are responsible for elevating the mood and relaxing the mind and body.
  3. Patients of Alzheimer’s disease also feel relieved after consuming Ashwagandha on a regular basis. It is found to show anti-convulsant properties that help control seizures.
  4. Ashwagandha is also used widely for patients who are depressed and find it difficult to maintain a positive frame of mind. The herb has a relaxing and calming effect on the mind.

Used As An Anti-Aging Supplement

Ashwagandha contains various biochemical and alkaloids which serve as very strong anti-oxidants in the body.

  1. It helps in rapid cell regeneration and rejuvenation, which in turn helps in delaying signs of aging, especially pertaining to the skin. It helps in keeping the skin smooth, moisturized, and free from wrinkling.
  2. Ashwagandha root powder is a tremendous herbal supplement that binds the free radicals that are produced as byproducts of metabolism in the body. It thus protects the body from the rapid oxidative damage that occurs due to harmful UV exposure or toxic food consumption.

Suppresses Inflammation

  1. Ashwagandha helps manage swelling and inflammation in any part of the body by controlling the release of histamines that stimulate an inflammatory response in the body.
  2. Even in case of severe conditions like cancer, where rapid cell growth results in excessive inflammation of the nearby organs, Ashwagandha helps to contain the growth of the malignant cancer cells, prohibiting them from spreading any further.
  3. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy should take this herb for rapid regeneration of the cells that get damaged as a side effect of these treatment procedures.
  4. In case of an injury or conditions that have an excessive production of pain in the body, it acts as a great relieving agent.
  5. The plant sterols present in the Ashwagandha plant have a steroid-like action on the inflammatory conditions in the body.
  6. It also helpful in case of arthritic pain, which results in reduced mobility of the joint involved and may result in permanent damage to the joints as a result of fibrosis.
Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.

Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan is MD in Ayurvedic medicine and an expert Ayurveda consultant from Chandigarh and practicing in Mohali, India. He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has been on various national/international TV channels for interviews and has written articles for various health columns in international newspapers. He has presented papers and given lectures at various national and international forums and congresses and offers free ayurvedic consultation to online patients.

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firebeastm
firebeastm 5pts

Vikram, can I use ashwagandha with my SSRI medication?

La Lydia
La Lydia 5pts

I had high hopes for this but it caused my entire body to itch like crazy, especially in the evening. Had to quit taking it and when I did, stopped itching. Sigh.

Ceally J Patterson
Ceally J Patterson 5pts

Great for people that struggle to put weight on "like my husband"

Lauri Dwyer
Lauri Dwyer 5pts

Look into Protandim. We've been taking it for years!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

The lowest effective dose for acute usage of ashwagandha, and perhaps the most cost-effective dose, is 300-500mg. The optimal dose is 6,000mg a day usually divided into three doses (2,000mg) and while 300-500mg is effective for most situations a lower dose of 50-100mg can be seen as effective in few instances such as reducing the immunosuppression seen with stress and augmenting anxiolytic (anxiety reducing agents).

Rose Lim
Rose Lim 5pts

what is the dosage to be taken by seniors?

Shalni Ray
Shalni Ray 5pts

plz tel me urdu name of aswaghanda

DrSatish Kumar
DrSatish Kumar 5pts

Hello Ceally J Patterson madam thanks for sharing information ... Will u provid me sourse of information.

iamarora
iamarora 5pts

Very interesting article and the information is very useful for readers.

Ceally J Patterson
Ceally J Patterson 5pts

My pleasure. My husband takes it for stress and anxiety, he throughly enjoys the positive effects. Plus recommends it for men with lower libido.

Ceally J Patterson
Ceally J Patterson 5pts

Woman should prevent taking this if they are in childbearing years due to studies in female mice having a rise in miscarriages on Ashwagandha.