Ashwagandha, one of India's greatest botanical and adaptogenic treasures. Popularly known as Indian Ginseng, it's very well known for its ability to calm, soothe and strengthen the body.
What’s fascinating about Ashwagandha, and fellow adaptogenic plants, are that they hold this deep intelligence that provides the body what’s needed. For example, if you’re anxious, Ashwagandha will calm you; if you are constantly fatigued, Ashwagandha will boost your energy and stamina. To this day, scientists don’t understand how adaptogenic plants can medicinally provide this based on each individual.
- Significantly lower cortisol levels, stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms - Help overcome adrenal fatigue - Increase brain cognition - Increase thyroid function (particularly for hypo-thyroid) - Stabilize mood, relieve insomnia and revitalize the body - Balance blood sugar levels and manage weight and food cravings in chronic stress patients
In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is known as a “rasayana” a powerful rejuvenative plant, and particularly belonging to a sub-group of rasayanas, or super-elixirs, known as medhya rasayanas, which refers particularly to the mind and mental/intellectual capacity. Herbs that fall under this category are considered deeply healing to the mind and emotional constructs.