Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a bushy herb that has been used for thousands of years for its restorative, adaptogenic properties. An adaptogen is a herb that helps the body to cope with stress and supports the adrenals to deal with it, and ashwagandha is one of the most popular.
In our busy, modern world, where so many of us spend so much of our lives rushing from one thing to another with barely a moment to think, it’s no wonder so many people find themselves in a near-permanent state of stress. Thankfully, there are things we can take that can help us to cope with it – ashwagandha being one of them.
The ashwagandha extract is prepared from the root of the bush, and has a growing reputation as one of the best tonics to our hectic lifestyles.
The herb has general restorative properties making it a great general tonic that may be helpful during times of fatigue, and has very mild sedative properties so may help to calm, relax and support a good night’s sleep.