Health Benefits of Ashwagandha


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur

Research Backed


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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) holds a vital place in traditional Ayurvedic herbs and has been in use to treat various health issues since ancient times. Here are some of the health benefits of Ashwagandha. 

What is Ashwagandha? 

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Ashwagandha is one of the best stress-busting herbs. It relaxes our mind by reducing the levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

1.  reducTion in  stress & anxiety 

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Research support that ashwagandha may help enhance muscle strength, size, and overall athletic performance. 

2.  boost exercise  performance

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Ashwagandha exhibits potent anti-diabetic activity by stimulating glucose uptake by the cells and improving insulin sensitivity. 

3. maintains blood glucose levels

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Ashwagandha may help reduce inflammation in the body by suppressing the levels of inflammatory markers, making it beneficial for people with joint pain, soreness, and arthritis. 

4. Anti-Inflammatory

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Ashwagandha is believed to improve overall cognitive functioning, memory health, and concentration.  

5. improve brain health

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People looking to boost sleep health can consider taking ashwagandha. It may improve the symptoms of sleep issues, promoting restful sleep. 

6.  improve sleep quality. 

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One can opt for ashwagandha supplements available in capsules, tablets, or powder form. The recommended usage might vary from brand to brand. 

How to take ashwagandha for maximum benefits? 

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