Ashwagandha Transdermal Cream
Ashwagandha Transdermal Cream for All Body Types
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a world-famous adaptogenic herb that helps us cope with stress. Especially mental and physical stress. Ashwagandha is also a wonderful herb for improving stamina. In fact, ashwa is the Sanskrit word for ‘horse’ and gandha is the word for ‘smell’. Another meaning of gandha is ‘essential character’. It is the essential character of horses to be strong. They possess great endurance and can easily cope with ever increasing workloads. The botanical name, Withania somnifera, also tells us something about this herb: somnifera translates as “sleep-inducing,” reflecting its relaxing and calming properties that bring us energy by supporting deeper rest. Ashwagandha was first described in sacred Ayurvedic texts: The Charaka and Sushruta Samhitas. It grows in India, northern Africa and the Middle East, including the United States. With that said, it has been used for thousands of years to target everything from negative effects of stress to strengthening the immune system. In Africa for example, traditional use of Ashwagandha among tribal people include fevers and inflammatory conditions. In Yemen the dried leaves are grounded into a paste and used for treating burns and wounds. Another topical use would be sunscreen.
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Calms mental processes
- Fosters healthy sleep patterns
- Supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including with physical activity
- Supports a healthy back and joints
- Supports healthy muscles
- Promotes thyroid health
- Promotes healthy functioning of the adrenals
- Promotes Rejuvenation
- Improves memory
- Possible anti-cancer effect
- Boost libido
With that said Ashwagandha strengthens the nervous system and gives us the ability to withstand the ever-increasing demands of life In fact, the human study of Ashwagandha as apoptogenic herb could be found here.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of Ashwagandha roots in reducing stress, anxiety and improving the general well-being of adults who are under stress.
The findings of this study suggests that a high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract can safely and effectively improves an individual’s resistance towards stress and which improves self-assessed quality of life.
From the Ayurvedic perspective, ashwagandha is particularly balancing to vata and kapha in excess, and because of its heating, unctuous, building nature, it can imbalance pitta.
It is not advised for high Pitta physiology, especially if there is a presence of toxins in the body. The reason is that it has both an ushna guna (warming physical effect) and ushna virya (heating potency). Ironically, high pitta people often are drawn to ashwagandha because they constantly put more and more stress on themselves. With that said transdermal cream is beneficial for any physiology because it can avoid creating more heat in the body by bypassing the liver.
Best way to take transdermal cream is in the morning and evening. Transdermal intake prevents any side effects associated with gastrointestinal upset or headache. So, if you are under a lot of stress, have a very dynamic schedule and want to perform at your best, this could be an excellent choice for you. I believe this one is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs and the reason why Ashwagandha is so popular because it works!
Try it out and let me know how if you notice improvements in your mood, quality of sleep and ability to practice yoga after a long workday.