Considered a powerful adaptogenic super herb, Ashwagandha is beneficial to the body and mind in managing stress and fatigue. It has a calming effect on the nervous system. In addition, it has been shown to improve athletic performance by increasing energy levels, stamina and endurance. This medicinal plant has been used for rejuvenation and stress management in Ayurvedic and indigenous medicine for more than 3,000 years.
Growing in drier regions and preferring stony soil, Ashwagandha is a drought-resistant hardy herb. Over 50 chemical constituents have been identified in the various parts of the Ashwagandha plant and the major chemical constituents include Alkaloids, Somniferin, Saponins and Withanolides. It is also rich in iron. Scientific studies indicate that Ashwagandha possesses a marked anti-inflammatory effect and is prescribed for arthritic issues in modern day medicine. In addition, it is used to support concerns with cognitive and neurodegenerative conditions.