Ashwagandha may be considered to be an almost magical ayurvedic herb, having numerous health benefits, both mental and physical. It has powerful antioxidant and stress relieving properties and may be used as an alternative to chemical drugs to treat depression and anxiety, besides stress related disorders like arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, etc. Its penetrating powers help promote calmness, sharpen mental abilities, concentration and clarity of mind, thus providing better response to stressful situations. The excellent protective effects of Ashwagandha on the nervous system help in mental relaxation, sharpening mental abilities and consequently improving performance levels.
Ashwagandha can also be used in the treatment of cognitive and neurological disorders and degenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers. It helps in rejuvenating the whole body, stimulating the immune system, improving memory and thus preventing early aging.
Recent research has shown that it may also have properties to arrest the rapid reproduction of cancer cells in the body. The herb is a powerful aphrodisiac too.
The ability not only to relieve stress, but also to help the body to adapt to various stressors, and protect brain cells against the harmful effects of our modern lifestyles makes Ashwagandha one of the most important and useful medicinal herbs that nature has bestowed upon us.
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