Since time immemorial, Ashwagandha has been used as a rejuvenating herb. It can help your body manage stress besides offering other anti-inflammatory benefits that include relieving joint pain, treating arthritis, building stamina and muscle strength.
Let's take a look at how Ashwagandha can tackle inflammatory conditions such as joint pain and arthritis.
Ashwagandha for arthritis and joint pain
Arthritis is a chronic problem which affects joint tissues and soft tissues causing inflammation. In this case, pain medication needs to be taken long term.
How Ashwagandha helps?
Ashwagandha prevents pain signals from traveling along the central nervous system and hence acts as a pain reliever. Its root has been studied for healthy anti-inflammatory response and joint health and it has shown to be effective in treatment of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.
A small study in 125 people with joint pain found the herb to be a good treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis.
It has also been effective in relieving joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and discomfort in healthy men and women due to normal wear and tear.
This is because Ashwagandha helps to reduce the level of C-reactive protein which indicates inflammation in the body. As a result, it decreases inflammation and also provides instant relief from burning sensations in various parts of the body.
Moreover, ashwagandha also helps alleviate the damaging effects of stress by restoring the proper hormonal balance to the nervous system, which in turn strengthens the immune system and further reduces inflammation.
Ashwagandha Dosage for Arthritis
While it is advisable to contact your healthcare consultant for dosage advice, Ashwagandha supplements containing at least 250 mg or 12 ml extract offer the maximum benefits.
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Ashwagandha enhances physical endurance and promotes muscle growth
Ashwagandha is a very good herb for athletes too. It helps build endurance by strengthening the muscle mass and reducing the stress in the body. As a nootropic, it helps the body respond to stress and as a 'Rasayana', it restores the youthful state of physical and mental well-being.
Studies suggest that using Ashwagandha may also help increase muscle mass and strength and reduce body fat. In one 8-week study it was found that men given 500 mg of this medicinal herb per day increased their muscular power by 1%.
To conclude Ashwagandha does play a significant role in helping people with joint pain particularly arthritis but don't forget to consult your Ayurvedic Health Practitioner before giving it a try.