Herbal Rasayanas Champion-2
Adaptogen Ashwagandha: A Health Energizer
By: Urmi J.
In today’s fast-track life fashion, it’s challenging to balance work and personal life, cope with mood swings, and still stay fit & active. It’s even more challenging now to sustain & survive strong in this challenging time of Covid-19. Hundreds of reasons are involved in shaping physiological & psychological stress, anxiety that directly impacts our bodily functions and cognitive capabilities. There are a few never-failing remedies for keeping our strength and energy in such situations.
Ashwagandha is a champion herb used to make many Ayurvedic Rasayana formulas for thousands of years by sages and Ayurveda experts. The main health benefit is to improve digestion, gut, physical and mental finesses. Ashwagandha and some other herbs like Brahmi, Holi Basil, Shatavari, Amla are excellent adaptogens. They are loaded with potent phytochemicals to manage oxidative stress to balance your vibes and vigor. Hence, such herbs can better your neurological, endocrine, and immune strength.
Ashwagandha, Withania Somnifera is a staple of people in India for more than 5000 years. It is used as a gentle herbal tonic to strengthen body and brain functions. It is a famous traditional Ayurvedic medicine to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng, Nagori Ashwagandha, and Winter Cherry. This plant is also native to North Africa and the Middle East. This perennial plant is now grown in some regions of North America because of its well-known therapeutic properties. It is one of the trending research topics of the modern health sciences. Research shows a useful herb loaded with phytonutrients important for developing cognitive capabilities, immunity, and body stamina. It aids in healing some physical and mental health conditions. Some important chemical components are alkaloids, steroidal lactones, saponins, Iron, choline. It supports cardiovascular and nervous systems health. It is also classified as a nootropic herb for mindfulness, memory, willpower, thinking, and feeling.
In Sanskrit language, Ashwagandha means ‘Smell of Horse’ as its roots smell like a sweaty, energetic horse. Somnifera means ‘sleep influencer’ as it is used as an anti-stress remedy. In Ayurveda, it is believed that the root of Ashwagandha is a powerful remedy to restore vigor. It is among the most researched and extensively used plants as Madhya Rasayana, Adaptogenic Herb. It lowers stress level and fatigue by balancing hormones of the endocrine and reproductive systems. It maintains our body’s Ojas (immune system energy) by supporting our body's Tejas (digestive system energy). Many people shared their experience that a small amount of Ashwagandha powder or its tablet adds a new positivity to life! It helps to reduce the rate of inflammation, insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression. This magical herb can balance Tridosha purposes, mainly Vata and Kapha.
At young, with full strength and abilities, we mostly neither follow strict diet plans nor believe much in simple yet powerful household remedies. But it’s a fact; we start giving more attention to our bodily strength in our middle age – a time when health gets easily affected now and then. Seasonal changes, mood flux, work stress, and some more reasons make us feel low in energy. And then we can’t ignore noticeable health issues, some possible hereditary conditions. It's always better to start believing in simple yet powerful Ayurvedic home remedies when young to get their optimum benefits. All we want is a better, healthy lifespan.
Ayurveda Rasayanas can help us to reach our health goal – Wish to Wellness!!
Ayurveda and its therapeutic aids - This legacy needs to be pass on to our next generation of the ever-busiest technology eon!! 🙂