Ashwagandha is an herb commonly used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed to have various health benefits, including stress reduction, improved cognition, and enhanced energy levels. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that ashwagandha directly increases hunger or appetite.
In fact, some studies suggest that ashwagandha may have the opposite effect on appetite. It has been reported to have potential anorexigenic (appetite-suppressing) properties in animal studies, although further research is needed to confirm these effects in humans.
It’s important to note that individual responses to supplements can vary, and some people may experience different effects. If you have concerns about changes in your appetite while taking ashwagandha or any other supplement, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.