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Ashwagandha Helps Hormones — Aids Arthritis


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  • For centuries, ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for several applications, and new research reveals that extracts from the root help normalize thyroid hormone levels, without the dementia risk of thyroid medications
  • Ashwagandha is revered for its ability to alleviate arthritis symptoms, and without the side effects of conventional treatment, which can involve liver and kidney damage, gastrointestinal bleeding and increased risk for heart attack and stroke
  • Bioactive withanolides in ashwagandha were identified as agents that suppress the pathways causing several inflammation-based illnesses, including tumors, arthritis, asthma and hypertension, as well as cancer
  • Combining ashwagandha with other herbs and spices such as Indian frankincense, turmeric and ginger can step up the effectiveness for inflammation-induced pain

By Dr. Mercola

Known as a multipurpose herb and "rejuvenator," aka Rasayana, and used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, ashwagandha is a plant native to India with a host of bioactive functions. It's also one supplement that I take twice daily myself. A number of studies have shown this exotic herb can treat several diseases and disorders better than medications, and without all the side effects.

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