Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb used in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India for more than 3,000 years to treat a variety of conditions.
Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced in India for thousands of years.
Properties: anti-stress, neuroprotective, antitumor, anti-arthritic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory
Potential Use Alternative: Parkinson, dementia, memory loss, stress induced diseases, malignoma
The technical name for Ashwagandha is withania somnifera (winter cherry) part of the Solanaceae nightshade family which is native to India and North Africa. A small shrub with yellow flowers which various parts of the plant are used, but the most common is using extract of the roots.
Herbalists refer to Ashwagandha as Indian ginseng or in Sanskrit the classical language of India and language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism the meaning is “smell of the horse”
Ashva means “horse” and Gandha means “smell”
Refering to both its unique aroma and ability to increase strength.