Ashwagandha | Withania somnifera

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Dried root of Ashwagandha

Dried root of Withania somnifera

Generally very well tolerated. This is a member of the tomato family, so avoid if you have an allergy. Some evidence to show it is not suitable for people with an overactive thyroid.

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Withania somnifera

Common names: Ashwagandha, Ashwaganda

Family: Solanaceae

Parts used: Root

Habitat: A member of the tomato family, Ashwagandha is a small perennial shrub native to drier regions of Asia, cultivated widely in India and as a medicinal or ornamental plant globally. 

Constituents: steroidal compounds; lactones and glycosides including withanolides and alkaloids. 

Actions: Tonic, Adaptogenic, Mild Sedative, Anti-inflammatory, Immune System Modulator, Anti-Anaemic

History and Folklore: Legend has it that the name comes from 'Smells Like a Horse' in Sanskrit! This powerful herb has a very long tradition in Aruvedic medicine. 

Traditional and current uses:

• Support for an underactive thyroid 

• In states of depletion

• Convalescence

• Anxiety

• Support during or after prolonged physical, emotional or mental stress

• General tonic, especially for the elderly or frail 


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