How ashwagandha can help reduce stress and anxiety  

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


Ashwagandha is an herb that has been used for centuries to reduce stress and anxiety. 

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Stress and Anxiety

Both are common mental health issues affecting millions of people around the world. 

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Traditional Uses 

Ayurvedic practitioners have long used ashwagandha to treat stress, anxiety, and depression. 

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Adaptogenic Properties

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body adapt to stress and maintain homeostasis. 

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Cortisol Reduction 

Cortisol is the stress hormone, and ashwagandha has been shown to reduce its levels in the body. 

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GABA Boosting  

Ashwagandha has been found to increase the levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and calmness. 

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Brain Function

Ashwagandha has been shown to improve cognitive function, memory, and concentration. 

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Ashwagandha has been found to improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia. 

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Physical Health

Ashwagandha has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting properties. 

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Ashwagandha is generally safe for most people, but it may interact with certain medications. 

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Pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as people with autoimmune diseases, should consult their doctor before taking ashwagandha. 

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