Ashwaghandha

 

Common names:

  • Indian Ginseng
  • Winter Cherry

 

Essential components:

  • Withanolide D

 

Properties:

  • Adaptogen
  • Aphrodisiac

 

Summary:

  • This herb is known for its balancing effects; it can increase energy without being too overstimulating. Ashwagandha has the ability to act as a steroid and increase steroidal hormones like testosterone. The key component of Ashwagandha, Withanolide D, has been found to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumor activity. 

 

Uses:

  • Supplements
  • Herbal tea
  • Essential oil

 

Precautions:

  • Avoid high doses of Ashwagandha during pregnancy because this herb can cause early termination.