Ashwagandha Tea for Energy

Ashwagandha is a low-growing shrub native to the dry regions of India. Though it is a member of the nightshade family, and its berries are inedible, the root of this plant is highly beneficial, with a number of positive effects. It is considered similar to ginseng in its effectiveness and versatility, so much so that it has often been referred to as the ‘Indian ginseng’. The powdered root of ashwagandha serves as a potent natural remedy, and ashwagandha tea provides a soothing way to enjoy the benefits this root has to offer.

Ashwagandha Root & Powder on Table

The Functioning Metabolism

Our body’s energy level is controlled by the metabolism; specifically, by the efficiency at which your body uses and transforms chemicals to perform its many functions. The catabolism is the breakdown of molecules into a viable energy source that can be used by the body, while the anabolism is the utilization of this energy to synthesize compounds necessary for our bodily functions. The more effectively these metabolic functions occur, the more energy is available to the body. Fatigue sets in when the body does not have a sufficient energy source, or is unable to utilize the energy that is available. Many factors can lead to fatigue. A poor diet, high in fats, sugars and carbohydrates, may supply the body with energy but be lacking in essential micronutrients, leaving the body ill-supplied to perform its many necessary functions. A sedentary lifestyle also contributes to low energy, as the metabolism slows down without regular activity. Stress can have a huge negative impact on the metabolism, as stress hormones  cause the body to rapidly use its energy resources and then leave it depleted. Most significantly, a poor sleep cycle has the most detrimental effect on energy levels, as the body is not given sufficient time to recharge from the demands of the day.

How Ashwagandha Tea Provides Energy

Ashwagandha tea can help to naturally boost energy levels and stave off feelings of fatigue. As an adaptogen, ashwagandha helps to normalize body functions. This means that it helps to replenish systems that have been drained by fatigue. Rather than providing a short spike in energy that dies down later, ashwagandha helps to moderate metabolic function and thus improve stamina and endurance. Ashwagandha tea also reduces the effects of stress by limiting the release of the stress hormone cortisol and helping to replenish depleted adrenal levels. Some people have also experienced a relaxing effect from ashwagandha that helps them to calm nerves and attain more restful sleep, thus restoring more energy.