Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha (root) is an adaptogenic herb, because it rejuvenates and tonifies the entire system, especially the endocrine and immune systems. This herb helps nourish and restore optimal nervous and immune system health by normalizing mood, energy levels, and overall immune system function. It is native to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and parts of Africa. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is believed that it gives people stamina and strength like a stallion. It is used  to prolong life, stimulate the mind, enhance vigor and fertility. It is rich in iron and may be used to treat iron-deficient anemia. It is also a common herb for hypothyroidism. Ashwaganda is a member of the nightshade family and it is native to the drier regions of India, Nepal and China.


Products containing Ashwagandha:

Ashwaganda Liquid Phytocaps
Adrenal Support Liquid Phytocaps
Sleep Thru Liquid Phytocaps
Ashwaganda liquid extract
Fermented Ashwagandha

References:

David Winston ” Adaptogens”

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