In the past few years, most people and the medical community have become increasingly aware of the importance of optimal hormonal function in the human body.
Furthermore, hormones are specific chemical messengers in the human body, which are produced in the endocrine glands. They control almost all major bodily functions, from basic needs such as hunger to complex systems such as mood, emotions, and reproduction.
Namely, cortisol, also referred to as stress hormone, is a hormone released into your body during stressful situations. When released, this hormone contributes to oxidative stress and inflammation. Moreover, daily life, exposure to toxins from chemical cleaning products, processed foods, etc. could lead to stress, thus stimulating the secretion of cortisol. This may result in higher weight retention, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and an increased likelihood of heart disease and diabetes.
However, Ashwagandha Root is an herbal remedy that could naturally balance your hormones, including cortisol. Ashwagandha Root, also referred to as Indian Ginseng, is an incredible herbal remedy that has long been used in Africa and India because of its healing properties.
Not only it helps balance your hormones, but it can also strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, slow the aging process, and leave you looking youthful. The potent anti-aging effects of this natural remedy are attributed to its adaptogenic properties. In other words, Ashwagandha could adapt, i.e., elevate or reduce the production of hormones, to what your body needs. In addition, in case you are under stress, or suffer from hyperthyroid problems like Graves Disease, you may want to use Ashwagandha because it can decrease the production of hormones. On the other hand, in case you suffer from decreased hormonal production, like producing less testosterone, men aging or Hashimoto’s disease (hypothyroid problems), you can also use Ashwagandha since it helps increase the production of hormones.
So, You Can Use Ashwagandha in the Treatment of Various Health Problems, Including:
- Lack of endurance
- Poor stamina and vitality
- Sexual dysfunction
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Low energy
- Immune deficiency
Ashwagandha May Also Help Prevent or Fight Cancer
Even though there aren’t any human studies done to prove the effects of this natural remedy in the prevention and treatment of cancer, tests done on rodents as well as patient testimonials show positive results.
The antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties of Ashwagandha may help prevent cancerous cells from spreading and forming. Also, a great number of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy reported beneficial effects of using Ashwagandha. They also reported increased energy levels when taking this remedy on a daily basis.
How to Use It:
You can take Ashwagandha by adding 5-10 mg to a cup of warm milk (you may also want to use a smoothie or nut milks). Ashwagandha is also available in form of capsules. Regardless of which form you choose, make sure it is all-natural and non-GMO for maximum benefits.
- Wood, Matthew. ”The Book of Herbal Wisdom”;
- Welch, Claudia. ˮBalance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Scienceˮ;