Ashwagandha – Ayurveda’s Immunity Boosting, Anti-Aging, Stress-Fighting Herb

written by Anjula May 25, 2017


For centuries, Ayurveda has used Ashwagandha to treat people suffering with stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and lack of sleep. Rich in antioxidants, iron and amino acids, it’s no surprise that it continues to be prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners.  Known to promote both, physical and mental health, while also restoring the body and increasing longevity, this versatile herb is known to both, energize and calm the body.

Also referred to as Withania Somnifera (Latin name), Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry, Ashwagandha can be taken in the form of powder or tablet. Having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, it’s also used for boosting immunity, anti-aging, joint pain and insomnia.

Ashwagandha has been shown to aid women going through menopause, as it acts on the endocrine system by encouraging hormone balance, reducing symptoms such as hot flashes and anxiety.

It’s also been shown to improve attention and concentration, thus helping with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to boosting your overall immunity, this herb also has the potential to be a serious anti-cancer agent as it slows the growth of cancerous tumors.

The benefits of Ashwagandha are perfect for those battling stress, as it inhibits high levels of cortisol, ‘the stress hormone’.  

To treat insomnia, Ashwagandha can be used as a powder ( 1 teaspoon) mixed with honey and warm milk for calming vata and regulating your sleep cycles. Drink this warm beverage before bedtime and you won’t be counting sheep!

For radiant skin, try using it as a toner with dried ginger powder and some freshly squeezed lemon juice.  

Interested in experiencing the positive physical and mental benefits of Ashwagandha? We recommend trying Banyan Botanicals Organic Ashwagandha powder.


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Stressed or anxious? Exhausted from lack of sleep? Ashwagandha can promote physical and mental health, while restoring the body and increasing longevity.
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