The ashwagandha root and leaf is utilized by the Ayurveda to modulate the detrimental effects of chronic stress on the body. It restores vigor in individuals suffering from overwork and exhaustion. Ashwagandha is believed to reduce elevated levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) that stimulate the stress response hormones from the adrenal glands. Thus, energy levels and metabolic function are improved; and stress levels are decreased. Ashwagandha may also improve sleep quality and mental cognition.
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