Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb that has been in use for over 3000 years. It is an adaptogenic herb which means that it helps the body manage stress.
One of it's best known uses is to manage cortisol levels. Cortisol is known as a "stress hormone" because your adrenal glands release it in response to stress, as well as when your blood sugar levels get too low.
Unfortunately, in some cases, cortisol levels may become chronically elevated, which can lead to high blood sugar levels and increased fat storage in the abdomen.
Studies have shown that Ashwagandha can help reduce elevated cortisol levels.
Talk with your healthcare professional if you are interested in learning more about this awesome herb🌱