Every part of the Ashwagandha shrub, also known as Indian Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng, is immensely useful. Historically, it has been used to treat arthritis, constipation, insomnia, skin conditions, stress, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, nervous breakdowns, fevers, snake bites, memory loss and various other conditions.
Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen which means that it helps the body to adapt to stress. It can boost brain function and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression. Ashwagandha root has both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which protect the skin from infections or acne. It also boosts the collagen in the skin which prevents it from ageing.
Ashwangandha soothes and calms inflamed or sensitive skin making it ideal for sensitive skin of babies. It has variety of benefits for the heart, including providing treatment for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, chest pain and various other heart diseases.
There are excellent benefits of Ashwagandha for women too. This herb balances hormones in women, especially for women going through menopause. It provides relief from the distressing symptoms like mood swings and hot flashes.
It boosts energy levels and stabilizes emotions. Ashwagandha also boosts fertility and acts as an aphrodisiac for women.