Ashwagandha is highly prized in Ayurvedic medicine. You’ll also see it called Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, Poison gooseberry or Winter cherry. The name Ashwagandha means “the smell of horse”, and refers to both the literal smell of the fresh herb roots and the idea that you will gain the strength and vitality of a horse when consuming it. Are you feeling like you could use some renewed energy and vigour in your life? Missing a bit of spark? Sometimes you feel like you need that extra boost! Instead of draining your adrenals with copious amounts of caffeine, you can support your body with the power of Ashwagandha!
There have been over 200 studies conducted on Ashwagandha, and this is because of its revered use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, which is 5000 years old. When used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle, Ashwagandha may assist you with energy, mood, stress relief, immunity and general health and wellbeing. With its surging popularity in the Western world, we have included it as a category all on its own! It’s an adaptogen that can aid your body and mind in times of stress, by calming your stress response. Take a breather, help your body to reset and start feeling that sense of natural daily energy again.
If you’re feeling drained on the daily, stressed out and lacking the restorative sleep that you need, Ashwagandha can be a helping hand in your journey back to full vitality. You can find Ashwagandha as a singular ingredient or mixed in a carefully constructed blend that will assist your mind and body to rejuvenate. Combining this adaptogenic herb with nourishing foods that support your energy and look to make the lifestyle changes that you need to feel your best. Always consult your medical practitioner before beginning a new supplement regimen.