Are you constantly feeling fatigued this time of the year? Having a hard time waking up in the morning? Feeling the negative effects of stress? If you find yourself desperately seeking ways to feel energized and rid stress look no further…
In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha root is considered an ‘adaptogen’, a term used to describe herbs that improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections, and increase fertility and sexual capacity.
Ashwagandha, also knows as Winter Cherry, has a vast list of health benefits. The herb naturally restores the body’s physical and mental energy. Ashwagandha helps stimulate cognitive function as well as awaken the mind and body. Not only does this wonder herb give you natural energy through out the day- it actually supports restful sleep as well, best of both worlds!
Studies have shown that Ashwagandha root can strengthen the immune system, reduce the negative side effects caused by stress, as well as lower blood sugar levels (eliminating those mid-day sugar cravings). It is also known to relieve stress and relax the central nervous system by soothing the adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing cortisol. It is crucial to have properly working adrenal glands in order to feel energized. Ashwagandha allows the body to adapt to stress- including mental, emotional, physical and environmental. It also helps reduce anxiety and contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
You can find Ashwagandha capsules in health food stores or any herbal website.
*May experience minor drowsiness within the first few days of taking Ashwagandha due to the way it works with the body to relieve stress, but it will subside. As with all herbal supplements find out what works best with your body and make sure to take recommended doses.