Ashwagandha for anxiety and depression
Taken daily, ashwagandha can lower cortisol levels by 28% and mitigate chronic stress, which is a key driver of anxiety and depression. It also curbs calcium excitation, a probable cause of many psychiatric conditions, like anxiety. It trumps standard anti-anxiety and antidepressant drugs as it stabilizes mood, relieves insomnia, and revitalizes the body sans side effects or withdrawal symptoms.
The blues, the mopes, the doldrums, call it what you will, but you can’t deny you’ve been through all these at least once in your life. Maybe because of some untoward event, or stress, or for no reason at all, you had trouble falling asleep, lost your appetite, lost the ability to concentrate, and found it difficult to carry out daily chores. It might even have been accompanied by a strange sense of guilt. Perhaps even the thought of suicide crossed your mind. You felt disconnected from life and the world around you.
Well, that’s all right for a few days, but if you experience any four of these symptoms in severity any more than two weeks, medical science would diagnose depression. It’s not merely a long period of moodiness; it’s a syndrome that affects your mental and social well-being and your physical health, particularly, your heart. READ MORE…