Ashwagandha / Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha is one of the most popular herbs used today to help combat stress and fatigue. Known as an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it’s used to strengthen immunity and reduce both mental and physical stress, its use dates back 3000-4000 years in India, coming from the Ayurvedic tradition where it was commonly used as a rejuvenative tonic.
With our busy modern lifestyles, Ashwagandha can help restore energy levels by nourishing and strengthening nervous, adrenal, thyroid, and immune function. It also helps regulate sleep cycles, making it one of our more calming adaptogens.
We hear from customers often that Ashwagandha helped them in a number of ways, but we really love it because it helps people adapt to life’s daily stressors, making it an herb so well-suited for today’s fast-paced world.
In the wellness section of Peoples Rx, we offer a number of Ashwagandha products that have been vetted by our knowledgable staff. Next time you’re in, ask a wellness specialist for help choosing the right one for you!
Laurène Elliott-Deyris is an Herbalist and Wellness Specialist at Peoples. She received her training at The Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine in Austin and is furthering her clinical studies with the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine program out of North Carolina.
**This article is not intended to be medical advice. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before use.**
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