Nutrient of the Month – Ashwaghanda

ashwaghanda-root

Ashwaghanda is an adaptogenic herb that comes from the ashwaghanda plant (also known as Indian Ginseng or winter cherry).

Adaptogenic means that it helps the body adapt to stress and brings balance to hormones and bodily processes.

Many people suffer from thyroid and adrenal imbalance leading to weight gain, low energy, feeling stressed and irritable, increased pain sensitivity, and memory impairment.

Ashwaghanda is known to help regulate the thyroid and adrenal systems. Whether they are over-active or under-active, ashwaghanda can help because it stabilizes activity, rather than increasing or decreasing activity.

Studies indicate that ashwaghanda can improve cortisol levels, insulin sensitivity and hormone balance.

Taking a high quality supplement with ashwaghanda can have a number of beneficial effects.

Ashwaghanda helps nourish and maintain optimal nervous and immune system health by promoting healthy stress response, positive mood, optimum energy levels and overall immune system function.

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  1. Ashwagandha belongs to the Solanaceae family and its scientific name is Withania somnifera. It is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. In Sanskrit, it is known by the name Ashwagandha, which means the odor of a horse.

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