Ashwagandha root, also known as Withania somnifera, is an herb that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It is known for its adaptogenic properties, meaning that it helps the body cope with stress and restore balance.
In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is considered a rasayana, or rejuvenating herb, that can help promote longevity and vitality. It is believed to have a warming effect on the body and is often used to support healthy adrenal function, promote restful sleep, and support healthy reproductive function in both men and women.
In Chinese medicine, Ashwagandha is used to tonify the Qi (life force) and nourish the Yin (cooling) energies in the body. It is also used to support healthy kidney function and promote healthy aging.