Ashwagandha is considered one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine system. It is an incredible medicinal herb which is considered a ‘rasayana’ because this helps maintain youth and boosts the supply of antioxidants and regulates the immune system.
Some of the benefits of ashwagandha are:
Reduces blood sugar level – This helps in increased insulin secretion and improved insulin sensitivity in muscle cells.
Has anti-cancer properties- It impedes the growth of new cancer cells with the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which are toxic to cancer cells.
Reduces Cortisol levels- Also known as the stress hormone. Ashwagandha also helps to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Boosts testosterone and Increase fertility in Men- This helps to boosts sperm quality and fertility in men with the increase ant-oxidant level.
Increases Muscle Mass and Strength- Improves body composition, reduces the body fat and increase strength.
Reduces Inflammation- It increases natural killer cell activity and decrease makers of inflammation.
Improves Brain function- It helps to improve memory, reaction times, brain functions and the ability to perform tasks.