‘There are so many wonderful herbs now that can help in our quest for optimum wellbeing.  I asked a guest writer to give us the lowdown on Ashwagandha and 5HTP’, Please note this is not medical advice, always seek personalised advice from a health professional’

Ashwagandha and 5htp are both natural herbs that may possibly improve blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation in the body, and there are even reports of anti-cancer properties. However, these conclusions are often based on studies that may exclude people with known chronic conditions affecting their anxiety levels or daily function.

May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

If you have diabetes, you can do a few things to help manage blood sugar levels. One thing to do is exercise, which helps the body burn more fat and produce more ketones. But don’t overdo it, as exercise may make hyperglycemia worse. A blood glucose monitor will help you track the sugar in your blood after a meal. Another thing you can do to reduce blood sugar is to drink enough water. Water rehydrates your blood, reducing the sugar in your blood. It also helps mitigate the effects of diabetes by increasing your body’s sensitivity to insulin. However, you must remember that it may take two to three days to bring your blood sugar level down to an acceptable level. Also, it is vital to follow a balanced diet and get enough exercise to ensure your body is functioning properly. Most important, if you have diabetes and experiencing episodes of high blood sugar, you should talk to your doctor immediately.

May Reduce Inflammation In The Body

Inflammation is a natural bodily response to help heal an injury or infection. This protective process involves releasing white blood cells to start the healing process. However, when this process is chronic and does not resolve, this can lead to disease. For example, chronic inflammation may result in chronic joint pain and arthritis.

There are a variety of ways to treat inflammation. Certain foods and drugs may possibly help reduce the amount of inflammation in the body. A healthy diet and daily movement can also help to reduce inflammation in the body. A healthy lifestyle can improve the health of the heart. However, inflammation in the body may also lead to other health problems.

Diets rich in antioxidants are thought to be beneficial for fighting inflammation in the body. These antioxidants can be found in fruits and vegetables. For example, foods such as lemons are high in vitamin C, which supports the immune system and thought to reduce inflammation.

Use the power of Ayurvedic medicine to protect cells.

Ayurvedic medicine has long used Ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera, to treat anxiety and fatigue. In addition, some research indicates that berries may possibly have anti-inflammatory  properties. Please consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to taking any supplements.

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. This herb seems to be effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. It was used by some of the best physicians in ancient India and China. Ashwagandha also appears to boost the immune system. Studies have shown that taking Ashwagandha may  reduce the symptoms of diabetes and help to reduce the risks of heart disease. Ashwagandha may also help with symptoms of arthritis.