What Is Ashwagandha and How Can It Benefit Your Body? | by Derek Teschner

What is Ashwagandha? Have you heard about ashwagandha? Sounds like a distant country, right? Ashwagandha is an herb in the Solanaceae family. Its scientific name is Withania somnifera. The herb is more commonly known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, and comes from India. It is a very robust plant that flourishes in dry regions and high altitudes. Ashwagandha has been used for centuries, yet only now is modern medicine looking into the plant. Initial studies on Ashwagandha show potential therapeutic properties with no related toxicity to the chemical compounds of the herb. The initial research suggest that Ashwagandha contains anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory, sleep inducing, anti-stress, and drug withdrawal properties. Some formulas of the herb help with symptoms of musculoskeletal diseases Read More