2. Fight Cancer
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in America, with over 600,000 deaths occurring in the coming year due to the disease. Medical professionals expect more than 1,7-million new cancer diagnosis in the following year alone. However, ashwagandha has potent cancer-fighting properties that make it an excellent addition to anyone’s cancer treatment protocol.
Ashwagandha gets its cancer-beating properties from the presence of polyphenols which help to induce a metabolic state known as, “apoptosis,” where the body cannibalizes damaged cells, replacing them with new, healthy cells – essentially, apoptosis is a means of repairing your body.
Cancer cells cannot survive in an alkaline environment, and ashwagandha reduces acidity in the gut, causing a hostile environment for the growth and spread of cancer cells. The generation of reactive oxygen species, (ROS,) caused by ingesting ashwagandha is toxic to cancer cells while boosting the health of normal cells. As a result, ashwagandha may be beneficial for treating forms of breast, colorectal, lung, and brain cancer.