The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Mercola Articles
By Dr. Mercola
Known as a multipurpose herb and “rejuvenator,” aka Rasayana, and used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, ashwagandha is a plant native to India with a host of bioactive functions. It’s also one supplement that I take twice daily myself. A number of studies have shown this exotic herb can treat several diseases and disorders better than medications, and without all the side effects.
Ashwagandha has been identified as having potential stress-reducing (adaptogenic)1 and anti-inflammatory functions and may serve to improve the immune response (immunomodulatory) while soothing your nervous system’s pain response. In addition, the roots are used therapeutically as a pain reliever (analgesic).2
Studies add that the herb has antitumor, antioxidant and blood production capabilities (hemopoietic), and benefits the cardiopulmonary, endocrine and central nervous systems, all “with little or no associated toxicity.”3
Having names like winter cherry, Indian ginseng and poison gooseberry, ashwagandha ispost was originally published on this site