Ashwaghanda Root

Withania somnifera

Other names: Winter Cherry

Part of Plant: Roots

Essential Constituents: Withanolide D

Properties: Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative

Organ System(s): Nervous

Immune System: Steroid molecules in ashwagandha play an important role in reducing inflammation more efficiently than synthetic steroid hydrocortisone. This is also a herb that is known for its slight sedative properties.

Use: Herba Tea, Supplements, Extract

Quick Summary

Ashwagandha is considered a fundamental herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The herb is a classic immune boosting agent that stimulates interferons, proteins that interfere with virus replication, for vital immune system responses.

Ashwagandha has a bitter astringent taste.

Precautions: Consult with a healthcare professional before using these herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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