Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is a medicinal plant classified as an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that aid the body in dealing with stress. Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions. Ayurvedic texts record the use of Ashwagandha as far as 6,000 B.C.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Winter Cherry, is a staple in traditional Indian medicine. The name is a combination of the words “Ashva,” meaning horse and “Gandha,” meaning smell in Sanskrit because the Aswagandha root is known to give horsepower by building energy reserves similar to ginseng but with more grounded energy.