Ashwagandha for better concentration

Exams or no exams, concentration is a must to retain and recall what you have studied in the class/lectures for the simple reason that it is not possible to cram thousands of pages on History, Geography and or any or subject. Years back calculators finished the charm and need to mentally calculate the figures. Today smart phones and laptops have almost finished the need to retain and remember facts like birthdays, phone numbers and other vital details. What’s more? simple things like, our diet chart, our medicines, our health checkups, our gym routine all are duly set on our ultra smart phones and they have been given the responsibility to remind us of everything, so that our minds literally can relax or rather gather rust!

But what is the flip side of all this? We gradually start forgetting simplest of things like our first cousin’s name, our grand daughter’s name or rather our neighbor’s name. This is when we understand that the loss has already occurred and can be checked through age tested herbs which are effective in treating the issue right from the root.

How Ashwagandha can improve my concentration? 

Ashwagandha, also known as Withania Somnifera is called the Indian ginseng. (Ginseng is basically any of the eleven different species of slow, short heighted perennial plants which have fleshy roots. Ginseng is said to restore and enhance normal well-being and today it is one of the most revered herbal remedies in the world.) Ashwagandha belongs to the family of tomatoes. It is a shrub with oval leaves and has yellow colored flowers. It is native to dry parts of India, Middle East and Northern Africa but today it is cultivated in milder climates like that of United States.

Ashwagandha is a storehouse of many healing qualities.  It is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties too. It is utilized as an anti-stress herb and is an effective adaptogenic. Adaptogens are substances that modulate our response to stress or that of any change in the environment. Adaptogens help our body to cope with external stresses in the form of toxins present in the environment and internal stresses like anxiety and insomnia.

Ashwagandha is known to help reduce anxiety, stress and provide calm and balance in life.


The antioxidant properties of Ashwagandha are powerful in the sense that they seek and destroy the free radicals that are the root cause for wear and tear of cells. Ashwagandha has very trustworthy protective functions on the nervous system. Certain researches say that Ashwagandha has positive effects on neurotransmitters that are actually responsible for the processing of our memory. Ashwagandha helps us to concentrate in a much better manner as it reduces cell degeneration in our body. Since ancient period in India, Ayurveda used Ashwagandha as a restorative remedy after any prolonged illness.

The researchers also believe that Ashwagandha helps promote the growth of both normal and damaged nerve cells. It boosts healthy brain cell function as well as profits diseased nerve cells too.

But while we wrap us this blog, we would like to say that it is always better to consult and then consume any herb, if you are specifically looking for any health benefit. Also, this herb should be avoided by women who are expecting or are planning to start a family.