Ashwagandha: An Adaptogenic Herb for your Inner Calm

Ashwagandha an adaptogenic herb for your inner calm blog postAshwagandha is an Indian herb and classified adaptogen that has been taken for thousands of years to improve mental clarity, reduce stress, and give the body the energy it needs without taking away from the calming affects of the herb.

An adaptogen is an herb that is known to adapt to whatever the body needs at the time. If the body is stressed out and depleted of energy, it will help the body by bringing more energy and supporting the adrenals. If the body is anxious, it will calm that anxiety. Adaptogens are known to help the body with fatigue, and stressors of all varieties including mental, physical, and emotional stress. The effectiveness of Ashwagandha is due to the content of compounds known as withanolides.

Ashwagandha particularly is noted for:

  1. Reducing Inflammation

  2. Lowering Cortisol Levels

  3. Healing Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

  4. Elevating Immunity

  5. Cultivating a Stable Blood Sugar Level

  6. Reversing Tumors and Cancer Growth

  7. Lifting Energy and Mood

  8. Cutting Out Stress

  9. Decreasing Cholesterol

  10. Strengthening Vigor

Ashwagandha can be taken as a supplement daily in a capsule form, or used in recipes like Golden Milk Turmeric Lattes. There are certain individuals who should be weary of taking Ashwagandha, but generally it is safe. Be sure to consult a doctor before taking this herb if you are unsure if your condition or medications could interfere.

Overall, the pleasures of this herb are immense. Check in with yourself after supplementing it for a couple months and note all of the subtle, but collectively dramatic ways this herb’s energy touches into your life.

With healing and love always,



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