Ashwagandha’s scientific name is Withania Somnifera. It is also known as ‘Indian Ginseng’ or ‘Winter Cherry’ and it is one of the most powerful and highly prized herbs in traditional Indian medicine.
Traditionally, Ashwagandha has been used to alleviate stress and fatigue, support energy levels and boost brain and cognitive function. It is also used to balance the production of testosterone, the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and cortisol, and help to control adrenal fatigue. As an aphrodisiac, it promotes sexual health, potency and testosterone levels in men.
Additionally, it is believed to be beneficial for treating arthritis, some inflammatory conditions, auto-immune disorders and many viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Ashwagandha is known to promote cardio-vascular health, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar.