Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is well known in Ayurveda as a rejuvenator, fortifier and strengthener. Ashwagandha is helpful in balancing both Vata (for relaxing) and Kapha (for rejuvenating). Native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Ashwagandha is a shrub whose roots are the plant part most often used in Ayurveda.
Ashwagandha's health benefits are derived from a complex set of active constituents, mainly alkaloids and withanolides (steroidal lactones). As Ashwagandha’s botanical name (Withania somnifera) implies, Withanolides are relatively unique to the genus Withania of this herb (whose species is Somnifera). In addition, Ashwagandha contains Alkaloids, which are an active constituent category found in many botanicals.
Some manufacturers use the leaves (or leaves and roots) of Ashwagandha in their extracts. However, Ayurveda dictates that the leaf-extract is only to be used for occasional external, topical use or internally only when the leaf’s cytotoxic Withaferin A is warranted. On the other hand, root-based Ashwagandha extract is recommended for internal use when the goal is to enjoy the desired adaptogenic and general health-enhancement benefits. The majority of Ashwagandha clinical trials are based on the use of root-based extracts, and only root-based Ashwagandha extracts are listed in the Indian Pharmacopoeia, the British Pharmacopoeia and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia.
- Supports the body's ability to adapt to various types of stress
- Supports the immune system
- Supports healthy energy levels
- Enhances sexual performance
- Increases cognitive function, alertness and memory
Standardized to 2.5% Withanolides and 1.0% Alkaloids.
Does not contain Artificial ingredients, fillers, preservatives, stearate or titanium dioxide.
Free of milk, egg, shellfish, wheat, peanuts, corn, gluten and soy.
60 capsules / bottle
Directions of Use
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule orally twice a day or as recommended by your health care professional.
After opening, keep the bottle tightly closed in cool and dry place.
Please consult your physician prior to using any herbal product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue its use two weeks prior to any surgery.
Keep out of the reach of children.