What Is Ashwagandha?
In recent years Ayurvedic medicines and practices have increasingly become popular within the West. With wellness enthusiast using the ancient Indian system of medicine to soothe and prevent illness, and generate all-round good health. One of the most prominent herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine is Ashwagandha.
Also known as Indian ginseng, winter cherry or poison gooseberry, Ashwagandha is a small red fruit of a similar size to that of a raisin that grows in dry regions of India, the Middle East and North Africa. The fruit itself can be made into a tea by simply dropping it into a cup of hot water, however it is usually the root that’s powdered, crush and sold on the western market.
Ashwagandha is said to do wonders for the body, being used to reduce anxiety, insomnia by reducing cortisol levels, as well as aid physical wellness; from asthma to backaches. However, the main purpose for using Ashwagandha is to enhance general mental wellness.
It is said that ashwagandha will help alleviate stress and focus the mind, and it does this in the most natural way possibly. It’s packed with fatty and amino acids, chloline and alkalines, that make it an adaptogen and balances and modulates the bodies chemicals for better overall wealth.
Why Take Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is the perfect to take everyday all year round as the healing effects are continuous. There´s only good that can come out of a natural herb that strengthens the immune system and supports mental health. Furthermore intaking Ashwagandha regularly will help reduce brain deterioration, enhance your memory and reaction time, lower cholesterol and maintain and stabile blood sugar levels.
How To Take It?
Ashwagandha can be taken daily as a supplement. It can be found in tablet, powder or liquid form at health stores, organic groceries, online health stores and Amazon, so don’t hesitate to try it.
Our favorite organic Ashwagandha powder comes from Sun Potion which is based in Santa Barbara, California. Sun Potion offers a huge range of different supplements. So check them out and discover what is good for yourself.
Aylea Skye is the creator, editor and writer of The VogueCIEL, a fashion, culture and lifestyle blog. Her inquisitive disposition and love of learning manifest in her writing of which amalgamates most of her interest; writing healthy plant-based recipes, to an article about ‘frailty of common aphorisms’. She has always had a passion for food, but her passion flourished when she decided to eat consciously, making her consider the sustainability and nutrition of food, without substituting taste!