A good height contributes to the overall personality. Which is why, these days having a good height is a major concern for young people who are in the growth stage.
While a good diet and some physical exercises plays an important role in attaining optimal growth, Ashwagandha- the ancient Ayurvedic herb has also been considered a good option to boost height naturally.
But before we discuss Ashwagandha's uses for height, let's discuss the dynamics of height and growth.
Men's height generally grows until 25 years and women's until 21 years of age. The pituitary gland controls the human growth hormone, which stimulates cartilage production between the long bones of hands and legs. This cartilage turns into bone and increases height.
How Ashwagandha helps to increase height
Ashwagandha root extract produces gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA), which is a calming neurotransmitter in the brain. Getting extra GABA into the brain increases the human growth hormone (HGH) which is responsible for growth and development in the body. Having a good chemical balance of proteins and vitamins and cell rejuvenation further boosts the HGH hormone. Adding ashwagandha root in the diet can therefore aid in growth and help to increase height.
Furthermore, besides enhancing human growth hormone, ashwagandha also helps to increase bone density, prevents oxidative stress and offers benefits of improved calcification of bone.
Having said that, a good nutritious diet and regular stretching exercises are crucial along with Ashwagandha inclusion to increase one's height naturally.
How to use Ashwagandha for height growth
Ashwagandha comes in powder, capsule and even tablets. You can take the capsule or tablet as prescribed by your health practitioner with a glass of warm water or milk.
If you are consuming Ashwagandha powder, take ¼ to 1/2 teaspoon with milk or honey or as prescribed by the doctor.