Withania Somnifera, also known as Ashwagandha, is a medicinal plant traditionally used in Ayurveda, which is the traditional Indian medicine. This plant has shown therapeutic benefits related to stress and sleep. It is through these benefits that Ashwagandha powder can have beneficial effects on hair health. Moreover, its use as a hair mask is simple and effective. This article therefore covers all the nutritional knowledge specific to the benefits and use of Ashwagandha powder for hair.Related articles [View] - Benefits of Ashwagandha - Ashwagandha and antidepressant - Ashwagandha and thyroid - Ashwagandha and bodybuilding - Ashwagandha and sleep - Side effects of Ashwagandha
The Ashwagandha powder is known for its benefits on stress, particularly by playing a relaxing role in times of anxiety. A study has moreover shown its interest that Ashwagandha played a moderating role on the brain area involved in stress (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis). Thus, it helped to regulate nervous responses to stressful situations. In this context, Ashwagandha helps limit the consequences related to stress such as hair loss for example, but also the alteration of hair growth.
In addition, it helps limit the appearance of gray hair thanks to its antioxidant properties. Indeed, oxidative stress induces an acceleration of the aging process of cells in the body, which partly causes the graying of hair. The antioxidant molecules in Ashwagandha fight against oxidative stress, and therefore limit the consequences of this phenomenon on hair cells. Moreover, it seems that Ashwagandha helps to promote better blood circulation when used as a powder in a shampoo.
Ashwagandha powder is a nutrient concentrate. It is best to increase doses as you go along so as not to experience unpleasant side effects such as the risk of drowsiness and digestive pain.
To get the benefits of Ashwagandha on your hair, it is possible to apply it as a mask or a shampoo. There are two possibilities:
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