Adaptogen; lower fat percentage; anti-inflammatory; increase muscle strength.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a popular Ayurvedic herb and considered a tonic with multiple properties.
Ashwaghanda’s adaptogenic effect has been traditionally used to reduce stress and anxiety. In addition to mental health, adaptogens assist the body in handling environmental and physical stressors as well.
Other uses include:
Fatigue, pain, skin diseases, diabetes, gastrointestinal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy. As a general tonic it is purported to improve energy levels, health and longevity. Ashwagandha is used topically as an analgesic in traditional medicine.