Ashwagadha (Withania Somnifera)

Ashwgadha is the king of adaptogenic herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, used for centuries for its powerful healing benefits to restore and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. 

Ashwagadha has been widely researched for its anti inflammatory benefits and has a plethora of research studies backing its healing power as an anti-inflammatory agent. 

 

ashwagandha, healing with ashwagadhaThis miracle root has taken the health and wellness industry by a storm, and with good reason: used and backed by research for its health benefits to relieve a number of health conditions and to help the body remain in balance. 

In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is characterized as a “rasayana,” which means that it’s used to promote your physical and mental health, to defend your body against disease and damaging environmental factors, and to slow down the aging process.

Besides the many internal health benefits of Ashwagadha for combating stress and keeping the adrenals healthy, it is widely used for healing many skin conditions:

1. Helps reduce sign of aging: 

Because Ashwagandha is packed with the lots of antioxidants (whitanolides), it can fight the signs of aging and prevent free radical damage from the sun's UV radiation. 

2. Promotes healing of wounds and scars: 

Ashwagandha is amazing for healing wounds. Once applied, it acts as a vulnerary (healing) agent that improve's the skin's regenerating ability. 

3. Reduces Inflammation

Ashwagandha is a potent anti-inflammatory due to its antioxidant compounds, called withanolides. The extracts of these compounds help inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that is responsible for a range of inflammatory skin infections. It also has a natural anti-viral and anti-fungal effect protecting the skin naturally form unwanted pathogens. But most importantly, this herb helps fight inflammation of the skin.  It helps the skin heal from within without compromising the skin and body's natural healing power. It helps regenerate the skin and bring it back to its natural healthy state.