Hindustan Times


By Parmita Uniyal
Published Nov 29, 2022

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Amazing Benefits Of Ashwagandha 

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra on reasons to add Ashwagandha to your diet 

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Ashwagandha is commonly known as “Indian winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng” and is a game changer when it comes to its wide-ranging benefits

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Good for diabetes

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Certain compounds within ashwagandha, including one called Withaferin A (WA), have powerful anti-diabetic properties that may help control blood sugar level

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Reduces stress

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Ashwagandha may improve an individual’s ability to deal with stress by bringing down the stress hormone cortisol and increasing the secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

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Relieves menopausal symptoms

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Ashwagandha may help increase your oestrogen levels and lower your FSH and LH back to a more comfortable level. This can help relieve symptoms such as hot flashes and depression

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Promotes sleep 

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Ashwagandha herbs are packed with a compound called trimethylene glycol that directly promotes sleep

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How to take it

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Take 1/2 tsp of Ashwagandha with a cup of milk or 1 tsp ghee before bedtime. Do not self-prescribe it and consult a doctor before taking it

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