Ashwagandha

R190.00

90 Ashwagandha Capsules

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Description

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that grows in India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine.

For hundreds of years, people have used the roots and orange-red fruit of Ashwagandha for medicinal purposes. The herb is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry.

The name “ashwagandha” describes the smell of its root, meaning “like a horse.” By definition, ashwa means horse.

Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. This is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and one of India’s healthcare systems.

Health benefits of consuming Ashwagandha include:

  • Maintain youth, both mentally and physically
  • Boost Energy levels
  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety
  • Greatly reduce inflammation
  • Good for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Lower high Cholesterol
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Slow or prevent brain function in people with neurodegenerative conditions
  • Might be able to stop cell growth of certain cancers – includes reducing lung tumors

 

Different studies have used different dosages. Some research suggests that taking 250–600 mg per day can reduce stress. Other studies have used much higher dosages.

 

People can usually tolerate Ashwagandha in small-to-medium doses. However, there have not been enough long-term studies to fully examine the possible side effects.

Taking large amounts of Ashwagandha can lead to digestive upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. This may be due to irritation of the intestinal mucosa.

Pregnant women should avoid using ashwagandha because it may cause distress for the fetus and premature labor.

 

Note: We use “00” size vegetable capsules. Powder weight may vary depending on fineness of powder and rate of compaction. Usually between 350mg and 650mg per capsule. All our capsules have been hand packed and quality control carried out.