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Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 6,000 years, Ashwagandha has been used in various disease processes and most specifically for its anti-stress and adaptogenic properties.
Quantity: 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Standardized Ashwagandha Extract 500 mg
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 6,000 years,
Ashwagandha has been used in various disease processes
and most specifically for its anti-stress and adaptogenic
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is commonly known
as “Indian Winter Cherry” or “Indian Ginseng.” It is one
of the most important herbs of Ayurvedic medicine, the
traditional system of medicine in India. Ashwagandha has
been used as a rasayana (tonic) for a wide range of health
benefits for over 6,000 years. A rasayana is an herbal
preparation that promotes a youthful state of physical and
mental health and expands happiness. These types of
remedies are given to small children as tonics, and are
also taken by the middle-aged and elderly to increase
longevity. Most of the raysayana herbs are
adaptogenic/anti-stress agents. And among the ayurvedic
rasayana herbs, ashwagandha holds the most important
Ashwagandha has been shown to enhance the function of
the brain and nervous system and improves the memory.
It has been shown to improve the function of the
reproductive system, promoting a healthy sexual and
reproductive balance. Being a powerful adaptogen,
ashwagandha enhances the body’s resilience to stress.
Many of the biologically active chemical constituents of
ashwagandha improve the body’s defense against disease
by improving cell-mediated immunity. It also possesses
potent antioxidant properties that help protect against
cellular damage caused by free radicals. Ashwagandha is
compared well with eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian
ginseng) and panax ginseng (Chinese/Korean ginseng) in
its adaptogenic properties and is often referred to as
The extensive studies on the biological model of animals
have demonstrated the adaptogeic/anti-stress properties of
ashwagandha, and have also shown it to be effective in
increasing stamina and preventing stress-induced gastric
ulcers, carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity and
mortality. The results of early studies seem to indicate a
role for ashwagandha as a vitalizer or rejuvenator for the
prevention and treatment of many stress-induced diseases.
As an important Ayurvedic rasayana, ashwagandha
belongs to a sub-group of rasayanas known as medhya
rasayanas which are used to promote intellect and
memory. The cognition promoting effect of medhya
rasayanas is best seen in children with memory deficits.
It’s also seen when memory is compromised following a
head injury or a prolonged illness or in old age. In patients
with Alzheimer’s disease, neuritic atrophy and synaptic
loss are considered the major causes of cognitive
impairment. There are numerous studies which show that
ashwagandha slows, stops, reverses or removes neuritic
atrophy and synaptic loss. Therefore, ashwagandha could
be a consideration for individuals concerned with
neurodegenerative disease. Finally, given its low level of
toxicity based on generations of usage in children, it is
noted that ashwagandha may be effective not only by
itself, but may have a potentiating effect when given in
combination with other herbs or drugs.
Ashwagandha grows throughout India, the Middle East,
and in parts of Africa. It contains steroidal lactones
known as withanolides, which have been shown, through
scientific studies, to be responsible for the health benefits
of the plant.
Ashwagandha acts as an adaptogen, helping to maintain
the body’s healthy response to physiological and
psychological stress. Adaptogens also help reduce fatigue
and improve energy.
Standardized Ashwagandha Extract 500 mg may be a
useful dietary supplement for those who want to support a
more balanced, healthier response to stress.
1 Serving (1 Vegetarian Capsule) Contains:
Ashwagandha ..................................................... 500 mg
(Withania somnifera) root extract
(standardized to 2.5% [12.5 mg] total withanolides)
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (modified
cellulose, water), cellulose, magnesium stearate and silica.
This product contains NO dairy, wheat, gluten, soy,
preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
These statements have not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration. This product is not
intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one vegetarian
capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Keep out of reach of children.