Ashwagandha, also known as “Indian Winter Cherry” is an ancient plant found in India, Africa and the Middle East. It has been used medicinally for thousands for years. It is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine which is based on the principles of natural healing. In this field of medicine, ashwagandha is considered a “Rasayana” which means it helps to “maintain youth, both mentally and physically”.
You may wonder why Ashwagandha is so popular now? It would appear that our modern-day life is full of stress and we all know that the past 3 years have been some of the most difficult times we have experienced. As a result, science has been looking for natural remedies to reduce stress and Ashwagandha is one of them.
Ashwagandha contains ingredients that help with anxiety reduction, lowering of blood pressure and improving the immune system.
It is considered an “adaptogen” which means it helps the body to resist physical as well as mental stress.
The dosage recommended for ashwagandha varies depending on the condition being treated. There is no standard dosage. Stress levels can be lowered with 250 – 600 mg per day and there is some evidence suggesting the use of 1,000 mg of ashwagandha per day for a minimum of 12 weeks may reduce both depression and anxiety. Another review of 24 studies on individuals with diabetes found that using ashwagandha reduced their blood sugar levels significantly.
The recognition that our modern way of life is full of emotional triggers which create physical problems may lead each of us to ask “what can be done”? Examining your lifestyle, exercise routine, diet, sleep habits, mindfulness and mindset are just a few ways to get back in balance. Adding Boomer Ashwagandha may be another weapon for fighting stress, depression and anxiety. See what you think. Put a bottle into your cart the next time you order and let us know what happens!