The ashwagandha It is a plant of the Indian tradition, also known as withania, that can suppose a natural help to a wide variety of people affected by emotional, psychological, metabolic and physiological problems, because of its remarkable therapeutic versatility, in its sedative and invigorating double function.
As you can see, the benefits of the ashwagandha For health there are many, so the experts recommend it for the following cases, but before deciding to use it, always consult a specialist:
- It is considered an adaptogenic remedy, a relatively recent term that defines the ability of a substance to help us cope with an adverse or changing situation, and that allows us to cope with it in better conditions. The withania has been shown to be effective in reducing excess stress, a psycho-emotional condition that can lead to other disorders if it is not controlled.
- Ashwagandha facilitates sleep and helps you to mitigate the insomnia. Experiments with mice have demonstrated the action of withanolides and triethylene glycol to establish the REM phase of sleep, in which the deepest and most restful sleep is developed.
- Because of its revitalizing plant nature, the also known as orovale has been destined to treat depressive and anxious states slight and punctual.
- It is also intended for the treatment of attention deficit by nervous hyperactivity, although its effectiveness is not scientifically proven.
- In India ashwagandha is used to clear the mind and to favor the mental relaxation.
- It is a revitalizing highlight, aimed especially at elderly people, to stop the loss of spirits and vitality, and to combat asthenia.
- The whitishia is also intended to combat nervous fatigue, weakness and anemic states due to lack of iron. Treatments with ashwagandha can significantly raise the levels of hemoglobin and erythrocytes (red blood cells) in anemic and convalescent people of a disease.
- Its use has been evaluated to mitigate the side effects of the intake of antipsychotic medications employees in the treatment of schizophrenias, by mitigating the possible increase in the levels of lipids and sugars that these could generate.
- It is attributed a stimulating effect of the thyroid gland; favors the production of thyroid hormones, and has been tested for the treatment of hypothyroidism, but conclusive studies are lacking.
- Because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, orovale has been proven effective in relieving rheumatic pain and reducing the inflammatory process in rheumatoid arthritis and in incipient osteoarthritic states.
- In India ashwagandha is also intended to lower blood pressure in patients with high tension and moderately high, and to also lower LDL cholesterol rates.
- It has also been attributed a certain immunomodulatory effect, which would favor the increase of leukocytes or white blood cells and strengthen the organism against the eventuality of a infection or pathogenic aggression.
- Ashwagandha extracts have been tried, still experimentally, to deal with certain side effects of the radiotherapy. It has been proven that it could reduce myelosuppression, a condition of the bone marrow that causes a decrease in white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
- Recent studies, which have been echoed by the Spanish Society of Phytotherapy, attest to the efficacy of ethanolic extracts of the root of withania to prevent bone loss in experiments with mice. This treatment, applied to humans, could increase bone resistance to fractures, making withania extracts an interesting support for the elderly and bone fragility.
- Extracts of withanolides, especially withaferin A, have been used in clinical trials to test a possible inhibitory effect of the growth of tumor cells in some types of cancer, such as breast and colon, but we have not found conclusive information in this regard.
- Tell Font de Quer in its excellent 'Dioscorides renovated', that the fruit provokes the urine violently and that, taken in number of twelve, it was recommended to attack the dropsy (retention of liquid in internal tissues).
- In the same source it reminds us that the fruits had been used in decoction to alleviate the pain of teeth and teeth, like an infallible narcotic.
- In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha has also been destined to improve the sexual response and to favor fertility.