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Common Names:  
Ashwagandha Root, Winter cherry, Indian ginseng 
Botanical Name:  Withania somnifera 
Chinese / Pin Yin Name:  None
Ashwagandha Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions for how to use this herb.
Ashwagandha Precautions:  Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Ashwagandha Root Benefits & Information

Ashwagandha root is a medicinal herb that has been used to treat a variety of health
concerns for thousands of years.  Ashwagandha is a member of theSolanaceae (nightshade) plant family which includes includes popular vegetables as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant, along with flowers like petunias. This plant is used in Ayurvedic medicine, the ancient system of Indian medicine, as a rejuvenator (rasayana). Studies have shown it contains sedative,antibacterial, antimicrobial, and astringent properties. Ashwagandha root can be used as a tonic. Ashwagandha root health benefits include:

  1. Stress Reduction: Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen, which means it may help the body adapt to stress and reduce the body's stress response. It has been traditionally used to combat stress and anxiety.
  2. Improved Sleep: Some people find that ashwagandha can help improve the quality and duration of their sleep. It may reduce insomnia and promote better sleep patterns.
  3. Enhanced Cognitive Function: Research suggests that ashwagandha may support cognitive function, including memory and attention. It is believed to have neuroprotective properties.
  4. Boosted Immune System: Ashwagandha is thought to enhance the immune system's response to infections and stressors, potentially improving overall immunity.
  5. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: It has anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is linked to various health conditions.
  6. Balanced Blood Sugar Levels: Some studies have indicated that ashwagandha may help regulate blood sugar levels, making it potentially beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of diabetes.
  7. Hormonal Balance: Ashwagandha may support hormonal balance, particularly in women. It has been studied for its potential role in managing symptoms of conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  8. Antioxidant Properties: The herb contains antioxidants that help protect the body's cells from damage caused by free radicals. This may contribute to its anti-aging effects.
  9. Enhanced Muscle Strength and Recovery: Athletes and fitness enthusiasts have used ashwagandha to potentially increase muscle strength and reduce exercise-induced muscle damage. It may also aid in post-exercise recovery.
  10. Improved Sexual Health: Ashwagandha has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and is thought to improve sexual vitality and fertility in both men and women.
  11. Anxiety and Depression: Some studies suggest that ashwagandha may have a positive impact on symptoms of anxiety and depression, although more research is needed in this area.
  12. Support for Thyroid Function: Ashwagandha may help support healthy thyroid function, which can be important for overall metabolism and energy levels.
  13. Supports a Health Immune System
  14. Benefits the Endocrine System
  15. Promotes Normal Thyroid Function
  16. May Benefit Male Reproductive Function
  17. Supports the Blood & Circulatory Systems
  18. Benefits Muscles Health & Endurance.
  19. Supports the Body's Health Response to Inflammation

Ashwagandha Naturally Occurring Components: 
 Alkaloids, Isopellertierine, Anferine, Steroidal lactones, Withanolides, Withaferins, Saponins

 Vitabright lists some other health benefits of Ashwagandha.

Herbs That Combine With Ashwagandha

Lemon Balm     Goji Berry     Echinacea Pupurea     Licorice     Turmeric     Rhodiola     Ginger

While ashwagandha has shown promise in various studies, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before adding it to your wellness routine, especially if you have underlying medical conditions or are taking medications. They can provide guidance on dosage and potential interactions



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