Ashwagandha, the magic herb as we at Thirigi call it, is also known as 'Withania Somnifera'. Its use in traditional medicine dates back to centuries. The benefits of Ashwagandha are clearly scripted in the Indian Ayurvedic texts.
Though its usage was only limited to the Indian sub-continent, this herb is becoming increasingly popular in the western hemisphere and is most well known for its ability to reduce stress and promote a calmer and happier sense of being.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen meaning it can adapt to your body’s needs by balancing out levels, such as hormones and immune cells, to create stability in the body and support our immune system.
Here are 5 key health benefits of Ashwagandha which prove its power and potency.
1. Supports adrenal glands to reduce stress and anxiety
Research shows that Ashwagandha supports the adrenals by controlling cortisol levels. This reduces the negative effects of high (or low levels) of this hormone. A few studies have also demonstrated Ashwagandha’s ability to positively impact thyroid function by stimulating thyroid hormone activity.
Thirigi’s Ashwagandha capsule provides 500mg of organic Ashwagandha root (Standardized to 8% Withanolides) to support the body's resilience to physiological and psychological demand.
2. Increases energy, stamina and endurance
Ashwagandha has shown positive results on people who have low stamina and fatigue-related issues. There are proofs that show the impact of Ashwagandha on an athlete’s performance. Studies show that performance is usually improved by improving heart and lung capacity while increasing energy levels.
3. Stabilizes blood sugar
Ashwagandha has shown to stabilize blood sugar levels, reducing blood sugar when it's too high or increasing it if too low. This is an example of the herb’s adaptogenic effect.
4. Combat neurodegenerative diseases
Studies show the potential in the usage of Ashwagandha in controlling diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease. One of the active compounds in Ashwagandha, called Withanamide, has antioxidant properties that scavenge free radicals to prevent cell damage. This antioxidant property of Ashwagandha has shown protective effects against B-amyloid-induced plaques in Alzheimer’s Disease.
5. Immune boosting and anti-inflammatory
Ashwagandha has shown anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting immune cells that help to ward off illness. A few studies in the year 2020 have also shown that Ashwagandha can be used to prevent viral diseases like Corona.
Ashwagandha has potent anti-inflammatory properties it is very useful in painful conditions such as arthritis. As the herb is rich in iron it also contributes to red blood cell count.
We at Thirigi wanted you to experience the benefits of Ashwagandha to the fullest. We wanted your body to get a kick of this power-packed herb. In order to do this, we have filled our capsules with the best quality Ashwagandha extract sourced from a renowned herbal extraction company- Herbochem. We also made sure that we sourced the best extract with the highest % of Withanolides. Our Ashwagandha capsules are filled with Ashwagandha extract standardized to 8% Withanolides(Highest in the Indian market).
All that we can say is- You have tried the rest, it is time to try the best!