Anxiety, depressive and mood disorders affect women at a slightly higher rate than men. Women who seek out medical attention for their anxiety and depression are often treated with SSRI prescriptions, such as Lexapro or Prozac.
However, it is well documented that many prescription treatments for depression may cause severe side effects. Ashwagandha may be a safer and more natural remedy for minor to moderate symptoms of mood disorders and hormone imbalances. A certified naturopathic doctor can help you to determine if this is right for your situation.
Excerpt via: Ashwagandha and its magical benefits for women
Ashwagandha, popularly known as the Indian winter cherry or Indian ginseng, is one of the most promising and vital herb in the great system of Ayurvedic medicines. Though this herb is primarily found in India and all major tests and researches are conducted here due to use of this herb for more than thousand years, but because of its vast applicability by the herbal healers it has become quite well known and is now also being introduced in the regions of North America. This herb does not limit its benefits for a certain class or group of ailments but has fruitful results over a large number of problems and health issues especially for women. The most common benefits of Ashwagandha for women are that it reduces anxiety and stress levels, keeps a check on hormone levels, treats sterility, increases release of milk for lactating mothers, improves sexual health, treats irregular periods, and treats urinary infections or disorders. Let us know about some benefits of Ashwagandha in detail.
1. Potential to reduce irritability and stress
Ashwagandha has been found to reduce the anxiety and stress levels in case of at least 90 percent of the women within a short span of just one month. Tests conducted by Maine’s Swedish Herbal Institute prove that an appropriate dose of Ashwagandha on a daily basis doubles your energy level. The component present in this herb nourishes the nervous system and strengthens the energy raising glands. Along with Maine’s Swedish Herbal Institute, there are more institutes like Wellness Institute of New Jersey and National Institute on Drug Dependence at Peking University in Beijing, which are conducting regular researches and tests about the benefits of Ashwagandha. Keep Reading…