Ashwagandha supplement benefits many different areas and functions of the body. When someone asked “what does it do?” it’s a bit of a silly question as it can’t be answered easily.
Jeff, our Ashwagandha farmer, and spagyric tincture preparer shares some of the benefits in the following videos.
First up, is a story from a woman he met. Better than an explanation of the science, I think this really exemplifies what this plant can do for you as it helps to stress pass over you basically unaffected.
This isn’t the only time we’ve heard something like this…and it can be the case with other adaptogens too, such as with what’s inside Spartan Formula.
The next video details some of the other Ashwagandha benefits.
The name Ashwagandha means “horse smell.” Depending on who you ask this can be the smell of the sweat, the urine, or something else. But along with the smell is the idea that Ashwagandha helps you to become as strong as a stallion.
Ashwagandha works on the hormone system for both men and women. This is primarily through its stress function. By lowering chronically high levels of cortisol, this frees up the rest of the hormones to work much better, whether we’re talking about testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and more.
Ashwagandha is also one of the few herbs that work really well for modulating the thyroid. READ MORE HERE. And it can help in cases of both hyper- and hypothyroid. Nothing works for everyone, but if you’re suffering from thyroid issues than I would certainly give Ashwagandha a try.
Lastly, Ashwagandha is great for sleep. It’s not a “knock you out” hypnotic herb. Instead, if you use it regularly throughout the day you may find you can fall asleep much easier.
Jeff mentions that some new research shows a component, within the leaves, when the roots are primarily used, that may be even better for the sleep effects. By the way, if you want to view that study about the Triethylene glycol, isolated from Ashwagandha leaf for yourself, you can do so at the following link:
M. Kaushik, S. Kaul, R. Wadhwa, M. Yanagisawa, and Y. Urade. Triethylene glycol, an active component of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) leaves, is responsible for sleep induction. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2): e0172508. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313221/
Our Ashwagandha Spagyric Tincture is made with 95% root and 5% leaf to give it a bit more of the whole plant energy and further benefits. (Some people claim only the root is useful…the science shows those people are simply wrong.)