Try Ashwagandha for Anxiety Relief

Stress can lead to overeating but taking ashwagandha, an herb known for reducing stress and anxiety, can help.
Stress can lead to overeating but taking ashwagandha, an herb known for reducing stress and anxiety, can help. A study of 52 people under chronic stress compared the effects of a placebo and 300 mg of a standardized ashwagandha root extract, taken twice daily, for 8 weeks. Those taking the herb felt less stressed, experienced fewer food cravings, and felt happier. Researchers, writing in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, concluded, “The outcome of this study suggests that ashwagandha root extract can be used for body weight management in adults under chronic stress.”