Traditional Research on Ashwagandha for Memory and General Health
In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system from India, Ashwagandha is revered as a top Rasayana, which are a special class of substances that promote longevity, happiness, and strengthen the mind and memory. The name Ashwagandha translates as ‘smell of horse’ and relates to the smell of ashwagandha root. Ingesting this herb is said to confer the strength and virility of a horse. (1)
It is said that use of Ashwagandha can be traced back as far as 3,000 years ago. Kids, adults, and the elderly used this herb as a tonic for general health. The specific benefits traditionally associated with ashwagandha are restoring energy and sexual vitality, balancing the nervous system, preventing debility in old age and emaciation in children, and even promoting better sleep. (2)
Clinical Research on Ashwagandha for Memory and Neuroprotection
Below are three particularly striking reviews and studies that were done with ashwagandha for brain support, memory, and the prevention of degradation of neurons.
Over three thousand years of use of this powerful adaptogenic herb for mental health, coupled with modern research on ashwagandha for memory and neuroprotection, point to the fact of why this herb is considered one of the top herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and is quickly becoming one of the top herbs in Naturopathic care.
We love when traditional use and modern science show the same results. When we see this we know we are dealing with a very special and effective substance. If you are interested in natural methods to help protect your brain, nervous system, and memory then we highly encourage you try ashwagandha.