ashwagandha (37244)

The Ashwagandha plant is grown in the Middle East, Northern New England, Northern Africa and India.

This is a sturdy evergreen shrub which can also survive in the Himalayas.

Winter Cherry is another name given to this plant and it carries greenish-yellow blossoms which could be easily overlooked, since they are microscopic and will blend into the remainder of the plant.

Generally, the red berries might be gathered during the fall season and the seeds are kept for planting the next year.

The roots are also dried for tincture or teas.

This short review will highlight some of the benefits and usage of this plant.

It is easy to grow this plant on your own using the seeds;
all you need is warm soil as this is needed for germination.
In addition, if you are give the plants warm water this will help to stimulate germination.
The new plants will never germinate and develop strenuously unless they're warm enough.
As soon as you are certain that the last freeze is passed,
then it is possible to replant the seedlings in a sunny spot in the garden during the summer.

Ashwagandha has many benefits for insomnia, anxiety, mild depression and more.
This could be relaxing and refreshing for individuals who feel worn out,
have difficulties concentrating or might just be experiencing ungrounded feeling.
This is also beneficial for toning muscles and has been utilized to help patients restore physical strength
following a severe illness. By mixing a 1/2 -1 tsp dosage of this root powder with a bit of honey and warm milk
and then taken a couple of times daily, this could help someone who is constantly exhausted,
anemic or only needs a little pick-me-up.
The tincture or tea could be prepared from the root for persons who are unable to drink milk.

One more recommendation to calm nervousness as well and the spirit and the mind is to combine honey,
warm milk, ashwagandha, cardamom powder and rose water.
For menopause symptoms which include stress, insomnia, depression and hot flashes women can benefit
from this warm concoction if used before bedtime.
It is also beneficial for women who still menstruating if used on a regular basis.

Studies have shown that this plant has immune boosting and anti-inflammatory properties,
along with powerful antioxidants which can lessen the damages from the free radicals within the body.
The root is regarded as an adaptogenic herb which will allow the body to adjust to different stress levels.
Individuals who are affected by cancer can also benefit from this herb,
because it will help to minimize the side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation.
It may also be used to take care of side effects associated with asthma, multiple sclerosis,
systemic lupus, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and stress related ulcers.