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 Ashwagandha | Lilianna Heitmann

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) One of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. Ashwagandha herb, also known as Indian winter cherry, whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners in many medicinal ways. The root contains flavonoids and numerous active ingredients of the withanolide class. 🌿 For details and To purchase please DM or email me – or check my online shop holistikum.com🌿🌿 Ashwagandha herb grows in India, Pakistan, India Sri Lanka and in parts of Africa. The name is derived from Sanskrit words and means ‘horse smell’ due to the fact that the plant’s root has the odor of a sweaty horse. Belonging to the same family as the tomato, Ashwagandha is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers. It bears red fruit about the size of a raisin. In Ayurveda, there are specific herbs with adaptogenic benefits, Ashwagandha is one of them. Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment. Adaptogens help the body cope with external stresses such as toxins in the environment and internal stresses such as anxiety and insomnia.

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http://www.holistikum.com/advanced_search_result.php… Withania somnifera, is an herb that is extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional health care system in India. This herb is used as a general tonic and “adaptogen,” helping the body adapt to stress. Antioxidant properties�Researchers from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, have discovered that some of its chemicals are powerful antioxidants. They tested these compounds for their effects on rat brain and found an increase in the levels of three natural antioxidants — superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. They say, “These findings are consistent with the therapeutic use of ashwagandha as an Ayurvedic rasayana (health promoter). The antioxidant effect of active principles may explain, at least in part, the reported anti-stress, cognition-facilitating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects produced by them in experimental animals, and in clinical situations.” Aphrodisiac properties: Ashwagandha root was used historically as an aphrodisiac and to treat impotence or erectile dysfunction. It is mentioned in the ancient Kama Sutra as an herb to be used for heightening sexual experience. This herb has the ability to restore sexual health and improve overall vitality while promoting a calm state of mind. Laboratory studies show it can produce nitric oxide which is known to dilate blood vessels. Brain health Ashwagandha is used in India to treat mental deficits in geriatric patients, including amnesia. Researchers from the University of Leipzig in Germany wanted to find out which neurotransmitters were influenced by the herb. After injecting some of the chemicals in ashwagandha into rats, they later examined slices of their brain and found an increase in acetylcholine receptor activity. The researchers say, “The drug-induced increase in acetylcholine receptor capacity might partly explain the cognition-enhancing and memory-improving effects observed in animals and humans.” A study done in 1991 at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center indicated that extracts of ashwagandha had GABA-like activity. This may account for this herb’s anti-anxiety effects. A 2002 laboratory study indicates ashwagandha extract stimulates the growth of axons and dendrites. A 2001 study in rodents showed the extract had memory boosting ability. A 2000 study with rodents showed it to have anti-anxiety and anti-depression effects. The use of the Ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha can help alleviate numerous symptoms and support an energetic and rejuvenating sense of wellbeing.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

One of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. Ashwagandha herb, also known as Indian winter cherry, whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners in many medicinal ways. The root contains flavonoids and numerous active ingredients of the withanolide class.
🌿 For details and To purchase please DM or email me – or check my online shop holistikum.com🌿🌿
Ashwagandha herb grows in India, Pakistan, India Sri Lanka and in parts of Africa. The name is derived from Sanskrit words and means ‘horse smell’ due to the fact that the plant’s root has the odor of a sweaty horse. Belonging to the same family as the tomato, Ashwagandha is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers. It bears red fruit about the size of a raisin.
In Ayurveda, there are specific herbs with adaptogenic benefits, Ashwagandha is one of them. Adaptogens are substances (a combination of amino acids, vitamins, and herbs) that modulate your response to stress or a changing environment. Adaptogens help the body cope with external stresses such as toxins in the environment and internal stresses such as anxiety and insomnia.

Available at:

http://www.holistikum.com/advanced_search_result.php…

Withania somnifera, is an herb that is extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional health care system in India. This herb is used as a general tonic and “adaptogen,” helping the body adapt to stress.
Antioxidant properties�Researchers from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, have discovered that some of its chemicals are powerful antioxidants. They tested these compounds for their effects on rat brain and found an increase in the levels of three natural antioxidants — superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. They say, “These findings are consistent with the therapeutic use of ashwagandha as an Ayurvedic rasayana (health promoter). The antioxidant effect of active principles may explain, at least in part, the reported anti-stress, cognition-facilitating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects produced by them in experimental animals, and in clinical situations.”
Aphrodisiac properties: Ashwagandha root was used historically as an aphrodisiac and to treat impotence or erectile dysfunction. It is mentioned in the ancient Kama Sutra as an herb to be used for heightening sexual experience. This herb has the ability to restore sexual health and improve overall vitality while promoting a calm state of mind. Laboratory studies show it can produce nitric oxide which is known to dilate blood vessels.

Brain health
Ashwagandha is used in India to treat mental deficits in geriatric patients, including amnesia. Researchers from the University of Leipzig in Germany wanted to find out which neurotransmitters were influenced by the herb. After injecting some of the chemicals in ashwagandha into rats, they later examined slices of their brain and found an increase in acetylcholine receptor activity. The researchers say, “The drug-induced increase in acetylcholine receptor capacity might partly explain the cognition-enhancing and memory-improving effects observed in animals and humans.”
A study done in 1991 at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center indicated that extracts of ashwagandha had GABA-like activity. This may account for this herb’s anti-anxiety effects.
A 2002 laboratory study indicates ashwagandha extract stimulates the growth of axons and dendrites. A 2001 study in rodents showed the extract had memory boosting ability. A 2000 study with rodents showed it to have anti-anxiety and anti-depression effects.
The use of the Ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha can help alleviate numerous symptoms and support an energetic and rejuvenating sense of wellbeing.