The concept of stress and anxiety is one that is predominant all over the world – with the increase in violence, crimes and poverty it is not unexpected that majority of the world suffers from taking too much stress. Not only is stress harmful to your body physically, but the long term psychological effects are dangerous as well. With a potent danger to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension – stress should be combated in its initial stages from the very beginning!
Ashwagandha is a medical root which originated in India and has been used as a natural remedy to reduce anxiety in India for quite a few centuries. This plant is now grown in the Western part of the world as well, primarily because Ashwagandha can improve stress management and reduce anxiety. Its natural inhibitive properties act on the body on a chemical level. It is termed as an ��adaptogen’ and mimics the action of the natural GABA neurotransmitter in the body to relieve the patient of apprehensions and constant worrying.
Furthermore, Ashwagandha prevents particular hormones relating to stress such as cortisol and NADPH diaphosphorase to be released. All in all, the benefits of Ashwagandha are that it relaxes the mind, and its anxiolytic properties help create a sense of calmness within the mind. This herbal medicine is important for all those patients who suffer from chronic panic attacks as they can even take it in a preventive method as well. For example, you may take Ashwagandha before going out and facing stressful situations such as an important business meeting or the final days before a strict and important deadline. Apart from just directly reducing the amount of worrying, this medicinal root can help with insomnia and sleeping disorders, reduce depression and may even increase your energy and reduce fatigue.
Ashwagandha can improve stress management processes that are already present in your body as it promotes the natural restoration of balance in the body. It is because of its natural anti oxidant and relaxing properties that it has become such a popular choice in the world. Stress is not a singular problem, there are a multitude of problems that come along with increased stress in the body and Ashwagandha fights every one of them. Parkinson’s disease, which is a neurodegenerative disease, can be aggravated by added stress and this natural remedy with its sedative qualities helps patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease greatly. Apart from that, Ashwagandha possesses further anti microbial and anti inflammatory properties which will help combat common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgua and chronic muscle spasms.
The dosage of Ashwagandha varies with the intensity of the anxiety attacks that a patient suffers from. The patient can decide to take the medicine daily as a preventive measure or use it to cure anxiety symptoms after an attack. A 300–500mg dose of Ashwagandha will be effective for a moderate anxiety attack, but for those who have been clinically diagnosed with stress attacks can take up to a dose of 2000mg safely.