For thousands of years ashwagandha has been known and used as a plant with a strong antiaging effect. Being a natural adaptogenic, it contributes to the adaptation of the organism to a sharp change of climate, to adverse geophysical and meteorological influences. Ashwagandha is a powerful antiaging tonic and has long been used in Ayurveda for the rejuvenation of the entire body. You can keep your skin young with aswagandha! Researchers at Banaras Hindu University, in India, have discovered that ashwagandha consists of several antioxidants. A experiment was conducted on the brains of test animals to see what effect these antioxidants had, they found an increase in the levels of three natural antioxidants: superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase.
They concluded that “These findings are consistent with the therapeutic use of W. somnifera as an Ayurvedic rasayana (health promoter). The antioxidant effect of active principles of W. somnifera may explain, at least in part, the reported anti-stress, cognition-facilitating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects produced by them in experimental animals, and in clinical situations.” Thus, it promotes tissue regeneration and slows the aging process.
Ashwangandha extract soothes, increases tone, smooths color, tightens the skin, normalizes water balance and eliminates tissue acidosis. Astringent substances contained in ashwagandha make the skin smooth as porcelain. It is good for all skin types (oily and dry).
You can use ashwagandha as a substitute for soaps. To use Ashwaganda as a facial toner you need to mix it with almond oil and rose water.
You can also make tea with ashwagandha.
Boil 1 oz. of Ashwagandha root in 1 cup of water for 15-20 minutes. Drink up to 2 cups a day.