Benefits of Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha) in Diabetes

Reduces Blood sugar levels

Having hypoglycemic (lowered blood-sugar levels) and hypolipidemic (lowered cholesterol) effects in our body, Ashwagandha is also an effective remedy to increase the level of insulin secretion and sensitivity in the muscle cells. A recent study titled ‘Hypoglycemic activity of withanolides and elicited Withania somnifera’ says that this herb has been used in the traditional medicine to cure diabetes and has a therapeutic effect on diabetic patients.

Reduces High Cortisol Levels

 in the blood sugar levels in the body.

Improves Metabolic Rate

Apart from helping stimulate the blood-sugar and cholesterol levels in the human body, Ashwagandha can also help improve metabolism and other bodily functions like strengthening the immune system, endocrine system and maintaining the glucose level.

Manages the anxiety caused by Diabetes

Having adaptogenic (substances that modulate the body’s response to changing conditions and stress levels) qualities, Ashwagandha makes it difficult for stress hormone to reach the nervous system by blocking the pathways that lead to it, thus helping manage the anxiety, discomfort, insomnia, and depression caused due to Diabetes.

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