Schisandra, Resveratrol and Ashwaganda
Schisandra is commonly known for five flavor berry plant. It is been used for centuries in Asia, Russia, and China for medicinal purposes. It is considered to be a bioactive plant for generations. It is widely used for curing Alzheimer’s disease thus prolonging lifespan with improved cognitive functions. The neuroprotective effect and anti-inflammatory process strengthen neural connectivity and cleansed excess accumulation of myeloid protein from brain cells (“Schisandra: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning,” 2005). Secondly, Schisandra has the beneficial impact on liver cells. The anti-oxidant property of Schisandra can reduce fatty deposits in liver thus improving hepatitis and cirrhosis diseases. In addition, Schisandra also exhibits adaptogenic properties which mean body defense mechanism show resistance to any stress and anxiety state to create a harmful effect on the body thus improving immunity and mental well-being. Schisandra use has a profound impact on resisting Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD’s) occurrence.
Resveratrol is a supplement mostly found in the grapes, blueberries, and in peanuts. Resveratrol has several health benefits. Resveratrol extracts fight against flu and various infections like herpes simplex etc. The Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine of the Italian Research Council in Rome studied that flu morbidity rate can be decreased up to 80% when Resveratrol is used regularly for 10 days (Patterson, 2017). Secondly, Resveratrol also possesses chemopreventive agents that prevent carcinogenesis of the cell. It is demonstrated that Resveratrol has the ability to prevent liver, esophageal, and skin cancers in humans. Resveratrol, also have some protective features for arthritis patients (Patterson, 2017). It supports cartilage and relieves joint pain. In addition, numerous studies have shown that Resveratrol extracts support healthy heart functioning. It lowers blood pressures, prevents clot formation in arteries, and support myocardial contractions.
Ashwagandha is also a natural ingredient found in Solanaceae family commonly known as Indian Ginseng or winter cherry (Organic Information Services, 2018). It has been used for many centuries as an Ayurveda product. It has numerous medicinal properties ranging from asthma, backache, arthritis, insomnia, hiccups, liver disease, bronchitis, menstrual problems, leukoderma, and paralysis. Ashwagandha is most famous for its unique chemical named Articulin-F that aid to improve symptoms of arthritis (Organic Information Services, 2018). Secondly, Ashwagandha has the hypolipidemic property that converts low-density lipoprotein to high-density lipoprotein in blood thus lowering cholesterol levels. Ashwagandha is also facilitating in relieving stress, anxiety, and depression (Organic Information Services, 2018).
- Organic Information Services. (2018, April 17). 15 Surprising Benefits of Ashwagandha
Organic Facts. Retrieved from https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and spices/health-benefits-of-ashwagandha-or-indian-ginseng.html
- Patterson, S. (2017, June 14). 9 Reasons You Need More Resveratrol + Top
Sources & Best Supplements. Retrieved from http://www.naturallivingideas.com/resveratrol/
- Schisandra: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Dosage, and Warning. (2005).