Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is indicated in Ayurveda as a daily rasayana, or anti-aging supplement. It is one of the most highly regarded and widely used Ayurvedic herbs and is believed to promote energy as well as overall health and longevity.
It acts as an adaptogen by helping to maintain levels of immune function that are already within the normal range and nourishing and strengthening the inner reserve of the human body.
In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha literally means “to impart the strength of a horse.”
It supports the activity of the immune system, provides brain support and supports thyroid function.
The key constituents of Ashwagandha are called with anoloids and they play an important role in the herb’s ability to promote physical and mental health.
Ashwagandha is most effective during occasional stress, when you need a boost in cognitive and brain function, for immune system enhancement and to maintain lipid and glucose metabolism already within the normal range.
Traditionally, it is well recognized for its potentially positive impact on joint and tissue health.
It has a wide variety of uses, including promoting sexual function.