The brain-boosting benefits of ashwagandha 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

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

What is Ashwagandha? 

Ashwagandha is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, known for its adaptogenic properties. 

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How Ashwagandha Works 

Ashwagandha contains compounds that may help improve brain function and reduce stress and anxiety. 

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Benefits for Cognitive Function 

Studies have shown that ashwagandha may improve cognitive function, attention, and information processing speed. 

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Benefits for Memory 

Ashwagandha may also help improve memory, both short-term and long-term. 

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The Role of Cortisol 

Ashwagandha may help regulate cortisol levels, a hormone that is often associated with stress and anxiety. 

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The Impact of Stress 

Chronic stress can have negative effects on the brain and cognitive function, but ashwagandha may help mitigate these effects. 

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Potential Side Effects 

While ashwagandha is generally safe, it may cause side effects in some individuals, such as upset stomach or allergic reactions. 

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Dosage and Safety 

It's important to follow dosage guidelines and speak with a healthcare provider before taking ashwagandha. 

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Other Uses of Ashwagandha 

In addition to cognitive benefits, ashwagandha may have other health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and improving mood. 

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Forms of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha can be consumed in various forms, including capsules, powders, and teas. 

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Ashwagandha has been shown to have potential cognitive benefits, and may be a helpful supplement for those looking to improve brain function and memory. 

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