2. It increases brain plasticity
Brain plasticity refers to the plastic nature of the brain: its ability to grow and change shape in response to its experiences. As you use your brain, you actually strengthen and reshape it much like a muscle. The parts of the brain you use most often will grow, while the parts you don’t use will shrink and atrophy.
Ashwagandha is shown to enhance this effect by helping to regenerate axons – the long tails at the end of brain cells. It also helps to lengthen dendrites: the long tendrils of the neurons that reach out in order to form connections with other brain cells.
It also helps to reconstruct broken synapses – synapses being the connections themselves between the axons and dendrites.
Finally, Ashwagandha helps to increase the production of BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. This is a substance that is generally known to support growth and change within the brain.
What does all this mean in real terms? It means you’ll find it easier to learn new skills and new information.