As someone who struggles with depression, I have found
Ashwagandha Supplement to help regulate my mood and mental clarity.
I don't take it every day but whenever I start feeling the brain-fog come on.
Of course, health is a holistic practice so there are many factors besides
herbs supplements. Remember, check-in
with your health practitioner before taking any new supplements!
"Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera: solanaceae)
is one of the widely used herbs in the Indian traditional system of medicine (Ayurveda).
It is commonly referred to as ‘Indian Ginseng’. The extracts from different parts of the
plant including roots, shoot and leaves have been claimed to have large variety of health promoting effects.
The biologically active constituents of Ashwagandha leaves include alkaloids,
steroidal lactones and saponins that have been proposed to possess
anti-stress, anti-oxidant, analgesic, immunomodulatory, adaptogenic and immunostimulant properties."
Konar, Arpita, et al. “Protective Role of Ashwagandha Leaf Extract and Its
Component Withanone on Scopolamine-Induced Changes in the Brain and Brain-Derived Cells.”
PLoS ONE, vol. 6, no. 11, 2011, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027265.
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