Treat Depression with Ashwagandha

Did You Know…that an ancient herb fights depression and anxiety as effectively as drugs, without the side effects—while also protecting against cancer, brain disease and sexual problems?

In the dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East, grows a truly remarkable healing herb. Called ashwagandha, this herb has been indispensable in Ayurvedic healing for over 5000 years, especially to revive the immune system after an illness.  Its Sanskrit translation, “the smell of the horse,” refers not to the plant’s smell but to its remarkable rejuvenating properties—which are said to provide the strength and virility of a horse.

Over 200 scientific studies have tracked ashwagahdha’s therapeutic benefits, which are documented to include…

  Boosting the immune system
  Enhancing learning and memory
  Reducing anxiety and depression
  Stabilizing blood sugar
  Lowering cholesterol
  Regenerating brain cells
  Reducing inflammation
  Protecting against malaria

Just as Effective as Antidepressants With NO Side Effects 

Expensive pharmaceutical antidepressants have a poor track record of effectiveness in clinical research.  And even when they do work, they do so by numbing the symptoms of depression and are associated with serious adverse effects.  In contrast, ashwagandha is a natural adaptogen that balances and protects the body from stressors.  In the morning it boosts energy, and at night it calms and helps contribute to more restful sleep.

Human clinical trials have shown that aswagandha is just as effective as tranquilizers and anti-depressants in alleviating anxiety and stress.  When taken orally for 5 days, ashwagandha worked as well as traditional depression drugs, but without the side effects!  The herb knocked out the symptoms of anxiety as competently as the anti-anxiety drug lorazepam (Ativan®) and the anti-depressant drug imipramine (Tofranil®).

Subjects reported more energy, less exhaustion, better sleep and improved feelings of happiness.  Plus, their cortisol levels lowered by as much as 26%!  Cortisol is a stress hormone that has been proven to contribute to autoimmune diseases… cancer… thyroid problems… etc.

Subjects supplementing with ashwagandha also showed areduction in fasting blood sugar levels and improved lipid profiles.

Promising Protection Against Brain Diseases Like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s 

Researchers at the Institute of Natural Medicine at the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Japan have discovered some outstanding brain benefits from ashwagandha.  Their team proved that ashwagandha…

 Promotes the regeneration of the nerve cell components
 Reconstructs brain synapses
Ashwagandha protects the brain and central nervous system from stress and environmental toxins.  This means ashwagandha may help in the battle against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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