If you are looking for a holistic herb that can treat and support your entire mind-body-spirit complex, you may need to look no further than Ashwagandha. Revered for thousands of years in India, this ancient herb is showing how it can nourish, heal and rejuvenate not only the body, but direct energy towards the health of the mind and spirit as well. This herb may truly be a godsend, or perhaps a goddess disguised as a herb.
Ashwagandha is truly an all-purpose herb, it feeds the body from inside and out, as well as maintaining a clear mind and active brain.
Under Ayurvedic principles, Ashwagandha is considered as ‘rasayana’, or ‘rejuvenating’ and is used to treat stress, insomnia, anxiety and mood, amongst other illnesses. It is a calming, influential and life-balancing herb, and is a natural herbal remedy as opposed to using chemical tranquilizers or similar products. In fact, this all-purpose herb has been used in anti-depressants and tranquilizers! It will also award its recipients strength and vitality in physical attributes, but also clarity of thought and peace of mind, enabling an individual to cope with the stresses and strains of this modern world.
Ashwaganda, also known as Indian Ginseng, although they are not botanically related. This herbal addition to your health is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, and roughly translated means ‘the power of a horse’. This is why we call it a nutritional powerhouse – its potency and effect on the body is almost second to none. Unlike some herbs, its growth is not restricted to the Middle and Far East – Ashwagandha can be found in parts of the United States and other regions as well as its indigenous upbringing in Northern India and Africa, as it is not dependent on certain climatic conditions.