Ashwagandha, also known as winter cherry, is a powerful medicinal herb that has incredible adaptogenic (a substance that may increase resistance to stress properties that can significantly reduce stress related conditions such as adrenal fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, and heart and kidney problems. This Herb is a rich source of minerals including zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, vanadium, copper, and cobalt.
It is an effective immune boosting herb that has the ability to increase white blood cell count and prepare the body to produce antigens to fight against different infections and allergies.
This is a wonderful herb for improving the function of the brain and neurotransmitters, which can aid neurological conditions such as brain fog, migraines, tremors, tics & spasms, restless leg syndrome, chronic nerve pain, and shingles.
Ashwagandha is also beneficial for the thyroid as it helps the body produce thyroid hormones, which can increase energy, metabolism, and promote a balanced sleep cycle.
It has been shown to improve the oxygen flow and usage on a cellular level, very beneficial for those suffering with breathing problems such as COPD and asthma. Athletes looking to increase there endurance and strength while training, have used it.
This herb has also been found to be highly beneficial for depression, anxiety, insomnia, anemia, candida, type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia, lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Guillain-barre syndrome.
Historically, ashwagandha was found to have been used as a natural infertility treatment.