Maybe you know it as Indian ginseng or Indian winter cherry. Or maybe you have no idea how to even pronounce the word correctly (don’t feel bad, it's taken us a couple of tries to perfect). Ashwagandha (Ash - wa - gan - dha) may be hard to pronounce and unfamiliar in parts of the world, but it is easy to introduce to your diet! There are endless benefits from this simple herb that can positively impact not only your physical health, but also your spiritual and mental health.
Considered one of the most important herbs of Ayurveda (the traditional system of medicine in India), the health superpowers of Ashwagandha range from relieving stress, reducing uncontrollable anxiety, and (even in certain studies) combating cancer. The herb is generally considered as a tonic in the Rasayana of ayurvedic medicine. Rasayana - literally meaning “path of essence” - indicates the science of lengthening life span and youth.
Yes, you heard us. A simple addition of Ashwagandha in your diet has the potential to change your life.
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen because it enhances your body’s resilience to stress. Several studies show Ashwagandha has the capability of reducing cortisol levels, improving energy levels, leading to a boost in immunity. By improving cell-mediated immunity, Ashwagandha bolsters the body’s defense mechanisms against disease and through dynamic antioxidant powers it repairs cell damage caused by free radicals.
Or in sum, “Ash - wa - gan - dha” can make you feel vibrant, relaxed and ready to tackle the day.
“Changing your life” seems to be a pretty extreme statement to make, but at Village Juice Co., that’s our goal. We want to empower you to make the choice of a healthy lifestyle by providing you the resources and nutrition to start.
So, next time you stop by VJ, we suggest adding this powerful adaptogen to a smoothie (such as the Mint Chip) or to kick off a Monday, add it to our matcha latte for superpowers and a clean, sustaining boost of energy
**information and research found on Ashwagandha is linked above in article