With all the doom and gloom doing the rounds lately, I thought it might be a good idea to begin this week on a positive note: Researchers recently concluded a breakthrough study which found that a simple desert berry could potentially clear away the plaques that cause Alzheimer’s.
What’s more is that this berry is something you can only find in some distant country that no one has ever heard of… In fact, here at the Daily Health we’ve written about its healing properties a few times.
I’m talking about ashwagandha or Indian ginseng, which is well-known for its immune-boosting properties, thyroid function support and its ability to fight fatigue. In addition, early studies have also shown it has potential cancer-protective properties and could offer relief to those suffering with joint pain.
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In this most recent study, researchers from the National Brain Research Center in Haryana, India, spent 30 days feeding lab mice who showed early signs of Alzheimer’s disease a daily doses of ashwagandha extract. The results were spectacular!
The brain-boosting berry swept away the ß-amyloid peptides that form deadly plaques, which eat away at cherished memories. It even reversed some of the common behavioural problems linked to Alzheimer’s.
This study comes right on the heels of another fascinating piece of research showing that ashwagandha may reduce oxidative damage to your brain.
Ashwagandha means “strong as a horse” and it was first discovered by one of the fathers of Ayurvedic medicine, Punarvasu Atreya, who devoted his life to uncovering natural breakthroughs that have brought relief to many over the centuries.
Punarvasu Atreya was heralded by those in the know as a legend of his craft. He first wrote about healing powers of ashwagandha more than 3,000 years ago, and it’s been used ever since to treat everything from tumours to impotence. Now, many centuries later, this miraculous little berry is still making waves in alternative medicine.
If you ask me, it looks like the researchers are onto something and a potential solution to Alzheimer’s may be blossoming right now in the Indian desert.
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Study: Ashwagandha herb reverses Alzheimer’s disease pathology (digitaljournal.com)