Ashwagandha Uses - Natural Herb Health Care
Ashwagandha’s history traces back about 6,000 years, with a wide range of applications. Overall, it has been viewed as a tonic that promotes a youthful physical and mental state in adults, while helping children grow strong. Its ability to balance the body’s reaction to stress, this adaptogenic herb from India has countless health benefits.
In Sanskrit, its name literally means “smell of a horse,” because of the root’s odor. But taking ashwagandha won’t make you smell bad. Its classic action is that of an adaptogen, meaning it balances the way your body reacts to stress, calming or rejuvenating as needed and the effects can be far-reaching.
Through the ages, it has been used for ::
- Resilience to stress
- Sexual health
- Resistance to disease
- Pain relief
- Relief from rheumatism
- Better sleep
- Relief from constipation
- Relief from goiter
- Nervous system problems
- Nervous breakdown
- Snake bites and scorpion stings
- Skin ulcers, boils, and swellings (in a topical paste)
Ashwagandha powder mixed with milk and honey is a traditional remedy, taken before bedtime to enhance sleep. It also enhances the immune system.
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