Ashwagandha is a safe and nourishing Ayurvedic herb that gently supports the whole body. Its use dates back more than 3,000 years and provides the backbone of many Ayurvedic formulas.
Traditionally it has been used to increase energy and enhance longevity and more recently has been found to have numerous additional benefits by demonstrating powerful protection for the nervous system. It has been proven to relieve anxiety to such an extent as to rival antidepressant drugs.
Recent studies in Japan have proven to regenerate the nerve signaling pathways in the brain and reconstruction of the synapses and nervous system and holds promise for treatment of dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative diseases.
In other human studies Ashwagandha has effectively reduced cortisol levels and prevented the destruction of brain cells damaged as a result of stress. Cortisol, when elevated for prolonged periods of time during stress, may lead to a host of other health problems including insulin resistance, weight gain, muscle wasting, high blood pressure, cognitive decline, lowered immunity and suppressed thyroid function.
Ashwagandha has demonstrated in laboratory studies to prevent cancer cells from replicating and from forming new blood vessels, limiting growth; and in animal studies has halted tumor growth along with systemic immune-protective and boosting benefits.
Ashwagandha can be found in capsule, tincture and in it's raw herb form at Zen Holistic Nutrition.