Ashwangandha (Withania somnifera) also known as Indian Ginseng and Winter Cherry is a small shrub with yellow flowers native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and India.
This adaptogen is probably best known for its ability to reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve sleep quality.
Commonly found on the market in an extract or powder from the plant’s leaves or roots.
Some other benefits of Ashwagandha may include:
- May improve athletic performance
- May reduce symptoms of depression
- May help boost testosterone and fertility in men
- May reduce blood sugar levels
- May reduce inflammation
- May improve cognitive
With all of these health benefits, it’s no wonder that Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine.