Ashwagandha root extract (Withania somnifera) appears to be highly effective in reducing stress in adults, according to different scientific studies.
Benefits of Ashwagandha
Researchers found that participants who took a dosage of anywhere between 240 milligrams and 600 milligram of ashwagandha daily for 60 days experienced improved:
- sleep quality
- mental calmness
- better mood
Ashwagandha Reduces Cortisol
Blood tests showed a reduction in levels of the stress hormone cortisol among all study participants.
Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it can help normalize the body’s systems.