5 astonishing health benefits of ashwagandha that are too good to be true

Updated on:16 December 2019, 17:48pm IST
Ashwagandha is a game changer when it comes to physical and mental well-being. Give it a shot and thank us later.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Powder, whole, or capsule – Ashwagandha is bliss in every form. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Low on energy, even after eating a nutritious meal? Well, that can be problematic–especially if you feel that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

Plus, our lifestyle demands a 360 degree presence–then may it be professional or personal. That’s why we’ve got something for you that might be missing in your daily diet. 

No, no we are not talking about those supplements advertised by the who’s who of Bollywood. Rather, we’ve got you something organic.  

All hail nature’s good old remedy: Ashwagandha
A study published in the journal of the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines (AJTCAM) claims that ashwagandha has an anxiolytic effect and improves energy levels and mitochondrial health.

But dear ladies, this is not it. Ashwagandha is like a blockbuster movie, with a punch of everything.

So, here we present to you five astonishing benefits of ashwagandha that will help you rejuvenate, naturally

1. Ashwagandha can keep your cortisol levels in check
A daily dose of ashwagandha can keep the stress level in check. It tames the level of stress hormone cortisol in the body and is a powerful adaptogen–which enhances the body’s resilience to stress, claims the study published in AJTCAM.

2. It’s a game-changer for arthritis patients.
Arthritis is a painful disease and popping painkillers daily is only going to harm your body. So, it’s better to go organic with ashwagandha.

A study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research has found that ashwagandha has a strong potential when it comes to curing rheumatoid arthritis.

3. Ashwagandha can improve your chances of getting pregnant
Trying to conceive, but the low sperm count of your partner is delaying the process? Ashwagandha can boost testosterone levels in the body, claims a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Improve the chances of getting pregnant with ashwagandha. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Ditch those artificial muscle gainers and opt for ashwagandha
A study conducted by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition claims that participants who started taking ashwagandha on a daily basis reported better muscle strength and gain.

5. Use ashwagandha to beat cancer
Being detected with breast cancer has become common now, which means prevention is a must. Incorporating ashwagandha in your daily regime can be your all-time cure, as per a study published in the journal HHS Public Access.

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Beat cancer blues with ashwagandha. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Ashwagandha apparently reduces the growth of new cancer cells and kills the existing ones to control the damage.

Also, hear: She Slays, Episode 1: Story of Ragini, A Cancer Survivor & True Champion At Heart | Part 1

So, now you know why this root is so helpful for you? Opt in for it and give being natural a shot for all your health troubles.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.