10 Benefits of Ashwagandha

By tallene
Sep 26, 2018
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Ashwagandha Benefit #2: Reduces Anxiety/Stress

Ashwagandha, in tonic form, is used to calm nerves. The extracts have been shown to be useful in anxiety disorders for the practice of psychiatry. The root extract of the herb was able to improve stress levels in humans, at a high concentration. Therefore, it is also able to improve quality of life in humans.

Ashwagandha also decreases cortisol, a hormone released by the body when stressors are present. Cortisol contributes to hormonal imbalances, muscle weakness, cognitive impairment and aging. It is considered a mood stabilizer for anxiety and depression, and it has also been proven to effectively treat obsessive compulsive disorder. Ashwagandha also reduces chronic stress-induced ulcers.


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