Ashwagandha herb also known as Winter Cherry has several components that are anti-oxidants. Taking ashwagandha leads to a feeling of being refreshed and at the same time more energetic. No wonder it is popular among athletes. Ashwagandha is traditionally well known as an aphrodisiac and rejuvenative. Ashwagandha also is an anti-inflammatory and taken in conjunction with Boswellia herb has shown excellent results in cases of joint and arthritis pain.
New benefits of ashwagandha are being made known as a result of intensive research. Ashwagandha has been shown to be beneficial in cancer therapy and as a co-therapeutic agent in fighting HIV. Studies have also shown Ashwagandha's beneficial effects in Alzheimers and Parkinsons Disease. It has also been shown to be effective in fighting bacteria such as salmonella and as a fungicide.
Ashwagandha Side Effects and drug interactions
Ashwagandha taken in the correct dosage produces no side effects. Since it is a relaxant and anti-depressant, it is advisable not to take it in conjunction with prescription anti-depressants, barbiturates and sedatives.