Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is commonly known as “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”.
It is one of the most important herbs of Ayurveda (the traditional system of medicine in India) used for millennia as a Rasayana for its wide-ranging health benefits.
This plant is a powerful adaptogen, it enhances the body’s resilience to stress.
For example, it can boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Ashwagandha improves the body’s defense against disease by improving the cell-mediated immunity.
It also possesses potent antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals.
The powder can be mixed with water or honey. It enhances the function of the brain and nervous system and improves the memory.
It improves the function of the reproductive system promoting a healthy sexual and reproductive balance.