TRADITIONALLY USED FOR: managing stress, balancing cortisol levels, chronic fatigue, adrenal function, immune support, strength, exercise performance, stamina, infertility, low libido, cognitive function, brain health
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen commonly used for it’s ability to increase energy, improve stamina and for it’s stress relieving properties. Ashwagandha’s ability to enhance energy and counter stress is due to it’s positive effect on the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are two small triangular shape glands that sit just above our kidneys. They’re responsible for the release of our body’s stress hormone ‘cortisol’. When cortisol levels fall out of balance, persons generally develop symptoms such as low energy, chronic fatigue, low libido, lack of motivation, anxiety and depression. Ashwagandha may increase a person’s overall energy by supporting the proper function of our adrenal glands.
Research studies also backed ashwagandha’s anti-stress claims. A 2012 study in ‘The Journal Of Psychological Medicine’ found that Ashwagandha can naturally decrease cortisol levels in healthy but stressed adults by 15-27%. The findings of the study suggested that a high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract can safely and effectively improve an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life.
HISTORY: Ashwagandha (scientifically known as Withania somnifera) and often referred to by the name Indian Ginseng, is one of the most important herbs in traditional medical systems. It is native to India and parts of North Africa. In ancient Sanskrit, Ashwagandha translates to ‘smell of the horse’. This refers to both its unique smell and ability to increase strength and energy. It has been used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine as a powerful adaptogen to help persons cope with stress and chronic fatigue.
HOW TO USE: 2-3 full squirts of dropper bulb, 1-3 times daily, in water, tea or juice.
Other ingredients: vegetable palm glycerin, crystal clear purified water.
Additional information about ingredients: Contains NO Alcohol, NO GMO, NO gluten, NO heavy metals, NO artificial colors, NO preservatives and NO synthetic fertilizers.