Ashwagandha is one of the prominent and outstanding herbs in traditional Ayurvedic medicine that dates to existence more than 4000 years. You’ve probably heard it at least once in modern day society as a powerful anxiety reducer or fertility enhancer. Scientifically known as Withania somnifera, is frequently referred to as Winter cherry and Indian Ginseng. Ashwagandha is a plant of family Solanaceae.In Sanskrit means the “smell of horse” which is associated with the benefits it provides including stamina and strength.
Ashwagandha’s health benefits are outlined in Ayurveda, in various literary texts called the samhitas. Tremendously beneficial Ashwagandha is categorized as a “Rasayana”, according to Sushruta Samhita, which can slow the process of aging, boost longevity and enhance mental and physical strength. Ashwagandha is described as a “Balya”, which promotes strength and vitality, according to Charaka Samhita. Other Ayurvedic texts categorizenbenefits as “Breehana”, enhancing muscle, and “Vajikarna” as promoting sexual wellness and acting as an aphrodisiac. Ashwagandha’s health benefits in restoring and revitalizing the body and mind pioneered it as one of the strongest adaptogenic herbs.