Thursday, 12 April 2012

Benefits of Ashwagandha Capsules Including Anti Cancer Effects

Ashwagandha, also known as ‘winter cherry’ is a wonderful herb used in ayurvedic system of medicine for a number of health-related conditions. Withania somnifera is also known as the ‘Indian ginseng’.  According to Ayurveda, it is classified as a ‘rasayana’ i.e. rejuvenation; so as to promote physical and mental health, rejuvenate the body and increase survival period. Ashwagandha is mostly used to reduce stress, anxiety and aids in sleep. Since ancient times, Ashwagandha has been widely used as a sedative, diuretic and rejuvenating tonic. It is also reported to be beneficial in arthritis, hypertension, diabetes and general debility.

Ashwagandha is considered as an adaptogen, as it helps to at stimulate the body’s immune system, including memory enhancement. Ashwagandha is a good tonic for the heart and its regular use helps to control the blood pressure. It has a strong nourishing and protective effect on the nervous system.

In Ayurveda, the roots of Ashwagandha are used medicinally. Sometimes, the fresh roots are boiled in milk, so as to leach out undesirable constituents and then dried. The chemical components in Ashwagandha are somewhat similar to those found in ginseng. Some of the important chemicals and alkaloids present in the roots of Ashwagandha are anaferine, anahygrine, beta-sisterol, cuscohygrine, pseudotropine, somniferinine, somniferiene, tropanol, withanine and withananine.

Benefits of Ashwagandha Capsules:
- Anti-inflammatory and helps in reducing swellings
- Anti-stress and helps in nurturing nervous system
- Helps in promoting calmness and mental satisfaction in mind
- Possess excellent healing properties in wounds and injuries
- Helps in providing nourishment to the brain for its better function
- Improves mental ability and mental concentration
- Powerful immune booster that helps in fighting infections
- Powerful aphrodisiac and enhances the sexual powers
- Increasing sperm count in males
- Effective in leucorrhoea in females

Ashwagandha Capsuels are widely used in the prevention and treatment of cancer. According to scientific research, this wonderful herb is toxic to several types of cancer cells and increases the effects of radiation therapy.  It also reduces the side-effects from chemotherapy. Ashwagandha reduces tumor cell-proliferation and help in increasing overall survival period of the individual. Recent research has revealed that long term use of Ashwagandha not only saves from the dreaded disease i.e. cancer, but also slows down ageing process and prevents cell destruction. Laboratory trials have found that Ashwagandha has toxic anti-cancerous compound, which not only kills cancer cells in the body but also helps in the protection of normal cells and tissues. Various results have indicated that Ashwagandha slowdowns the growth of lung, breast and colon cancer cells.

Ashwagandha is available in the form of capsules and powders, which can easily be found in many leading pharmacies, specializing in natural remedies. Although Ashwagandha is generally considered safe, but the herb may induce abortion in pregnant women, only if taken in very large doses.

Article by Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar Sunil Kumar work for Planet Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic medicines manufacturer and supplier in India. Click on Link to View All Ayurvedic medicines of Planet Ayurveda Company - www.planetayurveda.com/products.htm. These Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
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