Ashwagandha has been shown to disrupt cancer cells' ability to effectively reproduce. This is due to the anti-angiogenic activity that ashwagandha contains in which it prevents cancer cells from forming new blood vessels that support its growth. One study showed that ashwagandha produced a marked increase in life span and a decrease in overall tumor weight in animals with cancer of the lymphatic system.
Ashwagandha has also been shown to decrease the formation and potentiation of certain oncogene characteristics. These include inhibiting the formation of nuclear factor Kappa Beta, & intracellular tumor necrosis factor. Additionally, this herb has been shown to increase the sensitivity of the apoptotic signaling that allows for the natural regulation of cancer cells in the body.
Ashwagandha can be found in supplement capsules, in the dried root form, or as a natural growing plant. In fact, people could grow it in their backyard during the heat of the summer. This plant loves hot sun and sandy soil. It is very good to use dried or fresh ground root. This can be put into different types of tea, smoothies, salads or green drinks. Another easy way to ingest Ashwagandha is to buy organic teas that contain the herb. Typically, these teas are marketed for their immune, memory and relaxation benefits.
Use of adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha along with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle optimize the body's ability to adapt to stress. This herb has been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years. They have found it to improve immunity and memory & to promote overall wellness.