Monday, April 03, 2017

Ashwagandha: Ayurvedic Herb to Treat Insomnia

A recent study suggests the ancient Indian herb,Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), can promote sound sleep. The study is especially important in the times when so many people across the globe are battling insomnia and other sleeping disorders such as restless leg syndrome which are common cause of concern among the middle-aged population.

Insomnia currently has 10-15 per cent in general population under its prey out of which 30-60 percent are from the middle aged strata, as per the recent estimates. Insomnia has also been linked with other diseases like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, depression, anxiety, mania deficits, etc.

The team of researchers led by Mahesh K. Kaushik, from the University of Tsukuba in Japan , found that the active component that an active component of Ashwagandha leaves -- triethylene glycol (TEG) – works wonders to induce sleep, and could be seen transforming the realm of  natural plant-based therapies for insomnia and sleep related disorders.

The synthetic drugs available in the market comes with its own side effects, in such times the emergence of ashwagandha’s increased amount of  sleep inducing component TEG can be seen as a welcome relief for those looking for a sound sleep without side effects.

Read more abour Ayurvedic Medicinal Herb Ashwagandha here.
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