Origin: India

Common names: Indian ginseng or winter cherry

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is a shrub that is native to Asia and Africa and is often used to relieve stress. Although there is little evidence to support its use as an “adaptogen,” Ashwagandha contains various compounds that may help to soothe the brain, decrease inflammation, reduce blood pressure, and modify the immune system.

Here are some of the benefits known across the world aboutAshwagandha:

  • Believed to relieve Stress and Anxiety. Ashwagandha is perhaps best known for its stress-relieving properties.
  • It may lower Blood Sugar and Fat.
  • It may Increase Muscle and Strength.
  • May improve Sexual Function in Women.
  • May boost Fertility and Testosterone Levels in Men.
  • It may support Heart Health.

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that grows in the Middle East, and parts of Africa.

What part of Ashwagandha is used?

Th roots and orange-red fruit of ashwagandha are used in teas, capsules, and many other forms of herbal medicine.

Fun fact about Ashwagandha:

The name “ashwagandha” comes from the word “horse” because the people believe the root smells like a horse. By definition, “ashwa” means horse.

How is Ashwagandha used?

The suggested intake of Ashwagandha:

  • Add 3 grams of gull root to 1 1/2 cups of water and slow boil for 10-15
    minutes. Boil longer for increased potency

Recommended dosage:

Recommended dosage of Ashwagandha is 200-650 mg per serving.