Finally, Ashwagandha is an anti-carcinogen. This means that it reduces the likelihood of developing cancer, thereby helping to extend lifespans.
There are numerous studies all demonstrating the potential anti-cancer benefits of Ashwagandha, and it appears to work in many different ways presenting a “multi-pronged” assault on the destructive disease. For example, it has been shown to reduce the growth of cancer cells, while at the same time encouraging the death of existing cancerous cells.
One experiment conducted on mice found that there was between a 70 and 80% reduction in tumor growth, along with the total inhibition of metastasis to other organs (meaning that cancer did not spread).
The research is very promising, but more studies need to be carried out before Ashwagandha can be recommended as a treatment for cancer. However, with so many additional benefits, there is really no downside to taking it.