Ashwagandha for Stress

ashwaganda root powder in a mortar and pestle

Ashwagandha root extract (Withania somnifera) appears to be highly effective in reducing stress in adults, according to different scientific studies.

Researchers found that participants who took a dosage of anywhere between 240 milligrams and 600 milligram of ashwagandha daily for 60 days experienced improved:

  1. sleep quality
  2. productivity
  3. mental calmness
  4. relaxation
  5. 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.