Withania somnifera, also known as Ashwaghanda, is a traditional herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is used as a general tonic, to support energy
production and support mental and physical performance. The active ingredients in Ashwaghanda, withanolides, are considered a plant adaptogen to
address all stages of both acute and chronic stress, support the body’s ability to adapt to stressors and help avoid the damaging consequences from those
stressors. Plant adaptogens can support symptoms of fatigue and enhance endurance as well as support normal mental and emotional well being. Plant
adaptogens also can increase the body’s ability to resist and recover from stress while providing an overall feeling of balance and normalization.
Ashwaghanda may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals wishing to supplement with this herb for stress support.