Ashwagandha is also commonly known as Indian ginseng, winter cherry and somnifera root. It belongs to Solanaceae (nightshade) family and is extracted from the roots of the plant using infusion/oil extraction.
It is natural antioxidant and can be used to increase body’s immunity to infections and diseases. It is grounding and warming oil that nourishes muscles and tissues. It is known to have calming effect on the nervous system promoting relaxation whilst also tonifying and strengthening the nerves.
Skin:It helps in maintaining skin suppleness and shine by providing moisture to the skin . It fights the development of free radicles which are responsible for inducing signs such as fine lines, wrinkles, wrinkles, dark spots, flaws and dullness. It also keeps skin looking healthy and young.
Hair:It has become the secret behind long, lustrous and voluminous hair. It helps to clear scalp which helps in combatting baldness, stops hair thinning and hair breakage. It also aids in throwing toxins out of the body and thereby treating dandruff. You can add 2 drops of this oil to your shampoo or make homemade oil using 2 drops of Ashwagandha, 2 drops Ylang Ylang, 2 drops Rosemary, 2 drops lemon, 2 drops Lavender with 20ml of almond oil, warm this oil slightly and deeply massage on scalp.
Pain relief:The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil helps reduce swelling of joints and muscles. Massage oil on affected areas and it penetrates well beneath the skin to help treat affected areas. It also helps in muscle cramps, aches and pains due to strenuous work or exercise.
Builds immunity: It is an adaptogen that reduces the body’s stress hormones. It helps flush out harmful toxins and bacteria that cause illness and reduces inflammation within the body. It can boost endurance during physical activity by sharpening brain function and reducing bodily pain.
Reduce symptoms of Depression:Not only does this oil help in dealing with stress and anxiety, it is also helpful for people who experience signs of depression.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy and with sensitive skin. It can cause possible sensitization in some individuals, so use in very low concentration only. It is important to note that all Essential Oils are extremely concentrated in nature and if to be applied on the skin or body, should always be diluted upto a maximum dosage of 4% in a suitable carrier oil.