Are you familiar with the healing herb, withania? Read more to learn about its healing powers and therapeutic usage.
This adaptogenic herb has become increasingly popular recently, joining the list of ancient herbs which people have rediscovered recently. It has been recorded in ancient Sanskrit texts and is consistently referred to as an Ayurvedic tonic.
The common name for this herb roughly translates as ‘the strength of a horse’. This name arises from its ability to restore and provide strength.
As both a warming and restorative herb, withania offers a lot to those who are fatigued. This herb is highly restorative for both young and old. It is a prime example of an adaptogen.
Adaptogens help your body to adapt to stress, providing nourishment to the systems that are involved in responding to the stressors.
Withania helps to support and aid depleted adrenal glands, helping to regulate cortisol.
This herb gets a lot of use in helping people who have chronic low energy levels.
It is used for people who feel burnt out, exhausted, undernourished and are struggling with chronic low energy. People who are struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome or post-viral symptoms can get a lot of benefits from withania.
Additional benefits of this herb include:
- Wound healing: aids in reducing inflammation and promoting healing of cuts.
- Antioxidant and immune-stimulating properties, particularly for those with cancer, make this herb useful as an adjunct therapy for chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
- Improving cognitive clarity and sharpness, including people with neurodegenerative diseases.
- Supporting cardiovascular function
Store some of this healing herb at home; easily get it from our herbal dispensary by clicking here.
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