What is Ashwagandha?

Since I embarked on my Aruca™ journey I’ve been very interested in researching alternative holistic ways to support my body. There are so many but today my question is: What is ashwagandha? I discovered a few things.

Ashwagandha is a powerful herb used in the ancient Indian medical system (Ayurveda).

Surprisingly this kind of medicine and its components are described in scholarly articles but only a small amount of clinical trials have been published in Western medical journals.

PubMed have, among others, this article “A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults.“. In conclusion they say that the findings of this study suggest that

a high-concentration of full-spectrum ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individuals resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. 

Ashwagandha is used as one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing. It has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. In fact, it is well-known for its restorative and rejuvenating benefits.

For the traditional Ayurvedic healer, ashwagandha is important as a nerve tonic and adaptogen. It has been used for over 4000 years for many conditions such as:

  • insomnia
  • stress
  • inflammation in joints
  • parasites
  • hormone imbalances
  • constipation
  • rheumatism
  • weakness
  • and even to enhance the well-being of children!

Another name for ashwagandha is “indian ginseng”.

The most important aspect of ashwagandha for me is that it reportedly can reduce Cortisol levels! Cortisol is known as a “stress hormone”. Cortisol is released into the body by the adrenal glands in response to stress. It is also released when blood sugar levels get too low. This made it obvious to me that I must

  1. stay away from stress and
  2. make sure my blood sugar levels stay consistent.

I specifically need to take care when it comes to stress and cortisol levels because I was chronically stressed for quite a few years. Studies have shown that supplementing with ashwagandha can significantly reduce cortisol levels.

If you’re analytical and want to read more about this have a look at this study.

It was concluded that regular supplementation could benefit people suffering from the effects of stress and anxiety without any adverse effects!

So I guess it is a no-brainer for me to have ashwagandha in my diet.

Aruca™I now understand why Aruca™ has had such a profound effect on my body. Aruca™ contains ashwagandha, among others, for its adaptogenic and stress reducing qualities. Giving my body the building blocks to repair the damage of stress has been hugely successful. Ashwagandha’s effect on parasites, hormone imbalances and constipation is exciting! I’ve finally been relieved of these … not forgetting the restoration of cortisol/adrenaline balances.

Unfortunately the Aruca™ formulation is not safe for children who have not reached puberty. Aruca™ has also not been tested for breastfeeding mothers and pregnancy. So ArucaTM is really for women AFTER children I guess.

NB: This product is not a drug & is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. None of these statements have been evaluated by the FDA or the MCC. Canamere’s product is made to nutritionally support the body’s innate ability to heal itself.



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