So you’ve probably heard about turmeric and why it’s in everything right now, but have you heard about the wonder herb that has everyone talking, Ashwagandha? While it might sound like the new kid on the wellness block, Ashwagandha can actually be traced back more than 2,500 years and is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine.
Ashwagandha: As “Healthy as a Horse”?
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, means “the smell of a horse” (ahh, ok..) indicating that the herb has the potential to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion (oh! nice!). Here are four reasons why has this herb got everyone so hyped:
1. Facilitates Relaxation
Ah, stress - most of us would do anything to relieve the pressure a little and relax more. Because Ashwagandha helps to regulate your body’s stress hormone, cortisol, it can make you feel calmer, elevate your mood, and help you unwind (which is why we use this magical herb in our Calm & Centered Collection).
2. Bye-bye Mental Blanks
“What was I saying again?” - We could all do with increased focus, memory, and mental clarity, right? Well, you’re in luck! Ashwagandha helps you find peace and clarity by the way it brings you back to balance.
3. Hello, Youthful Glow!
A regular dose of Ashwagandha can help give you a youthful glow thanks to its ability to uplift and inspire as well as promoting positive energy.
Ashwagandha has been used for centuries and although it’s safe for most people, certain individuals shouldn't use it unless they get the green light from their doctor or naturopath. But once you get the all clear, you, too, can join the well-deserved hype for a herb that is more than just a passing trend and continues to stand the test of time.