Stress has become a way of life for most of the people. With high competition and high levels of expectations, people tend to get anxious and stressed out. I was also under severe stress at my work and at home till recently. I used to do meditation and yoga till a few years back but because of too much work, was not able to pursue the same regularly. This further increased my stress levels and I badly needed some quicker and better ways to detox and de-stress. That’s when I happened to know about this magical product called Ashwagandha.
Knowing more about Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an age-old herb used in Ayurveda for the treatment of inflammation and malaria. It is basically the root of a plant called Indian Ginseng. The name in Sanskrit means the smell of the horse and is considered a brain booster. It can also be used for stabilisation of blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. It is a very effective antioxidant and also can reduce the degeneration of brain cells which make it very effective for the treatment of diseases like dementia and many other age-related degenerative diseases. But the issue was how to consume it easily so that I can get the benefits every day. After some more research, I managed to find the Ashwagandha tea recipes that were easy to make and the best way to reap the benefits of this great age-old natural remedy.
How to make the most of the Ashwagandha naturally?
Though supplements are available in the market, the best way to get the most out of a natural herb is to consume it naturally. But since most of the medicinal plants taste very bitter or too crude to be consumed raw, finding a consumable recipe was the next step. I found this recipe to make tea with dried Ashwagandha root quite easy and effective:
Take 3 to 6 gram of dried Ashwagandha root and immerse it in 3 and a half cups of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain off the root and plant parts and consume this tea with some natural sweeteners like honey or palm sugar to make it more palatable. You can consume 2 to 3 cups of this tea every day to combat stress, anxiety and many other autoimmune diseases such as arthritis. It is also considered as a fertility booster. Ashwagandha tea recipes are probably one of the best and natural ways to keep you healthy and glowing. You can consume this tea post-workout to recover faster.
Known Side-effects of Ashwagandha Tea
While this is a natural medicine, it is found to induce sleep when high doses are consumed. So it is not advised for people who are driving or working as it can interfere their work. It is not recommended for pregnant ladies as there are chances for abortion. Lactating mothers are also advised not to consume Ashwagandha. Those with a sensitive stomach may also experience an upset stomach when high doses of Ashwagandha are consumed. It may also react adversely when taken along with other medicines.
What are the other ways you can consume Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is also available as supplements in tablets and in powder form. If you are looking for a more convenient way to consume this magical herb then you can even buy these supplements.
Ashwagandha is by far one of the most magical herbs known to the mankind. Though these were commonly available in India, Africa and some other dry places, it is now grown in Europe and the US to mass-produce the supplements. This is one of the most natural ways to combat stress, anxiety and an array of other ailments that affect your day-to-day life.