Ashwagandha: Vitality Tonic
Ashwagandha, also known as the Indian Ginseng or Indian winter cherry is one of the most significant herbs in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Ashwa means horse and gandha means smell. Thus its name means that it is a root which has a horse like smell, with a quality to vitalize the body to provide strength and stamina just like that of a horse.
It helps to balance Vata and Kapha Dosha.
||Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry
||Root which has a horse smell
Besides being an excellent vitality tonic, Ashwagandha has a number of other benefits,
- Adaptogen helps to combat stress*
- Helps to increase vigor, vitality and sexual energy*
- Excellent rejuvenator*
- Assists the body to relax and calm down and get sleep*
- Supports in building muscle strength and comfortable joint movement*
- Aids to enhance immunity power*
- Beneficial in adrenal glands functioning*
No side effects have been reported.
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