Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb and an adaptogen, which means that it can help the body manage stress. It has been used for years to relieve stress, increase energy levels, boost muscle strength and improve concentration. It has now become a popular ingredient in various products, owing to its health benefits.

Ashwagandha benefits

  • Reduce blood sugar levels: A test-tube study found that it increased insulin secretion and improved insulin sensitivity in muscle cells. Also, several studies conducted on people have suggested that it can reduce blood sugar levels in both, healthy people and those with diabetes.
    Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25796090/ 
    Jonathan, G Elsevier, 2015
  • Lowers cortisol levels: Cortisol is known as the stress hormone which is released in response to stress as well as low blood sugar levels in the body. Ashwagandha is known as the de-stress herb and helps to lower cortisol levels in chronically stressed individuals. In one study in chronically stressed adults, those who supplemented with ashwagandha had significantly greater reductions in cortisol, compared with the control group. Those taking the highest dose experienced a 30% reduction, on average.
    Reference: A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23439798/ 

    An investigation into the stress-relieving and pharmacological actions of an ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.                                                                      Lopresti, A. Published online, 2019

  • Boosts testosterone and fertility: Ashwagandha has powerful effects on reproductive health. It increases antioxidant levels in blood and boosts testosterone levels, sperm quality and fertility in men.
    In one study in chronically stressed adults, those who supplemented with ashwagandha had significantly greater reductions in cortisol, compared with the control group. Those taking the highest dose experienced a 30% reduction, on average. A study on chronically stressed adults, those who used ashwagandha as a supplement, had significantly greater reductions in cortisol, compared with the control group. Those taking the highest dose experienced a 30% reduction, on average
  • Reference: Withania somnifera Improves Semen Quality in Stress-Related Male Fertility. 
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19789214/

How Ashwagandha is used in traya:

In Traya ashwagandha is used as one of the main ingredients in hair ras where the herb targets stress and sleep disturbance (two of the main causes of hairloss).  


Hair ras: Reduces pitta dosha and improves blood circulation to the follicles. Helps reduce the rate of premature greying in the future. 

Hair Ras benefits: 

  • Stops Hair Fall
  • Improves Iron Levels 
  • Balances Pitta Dosha
  • Maintains Hormonal Health 
  • Rejuvenates Hair Follicles 
Recommended for: Hair growth, stress problems, heart health problems and men with hormonal imbalance.