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Ashwagandha May Help Manage Stress and Anxiety

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  • Ashwagandha, also known as winter cherry or Indian ginseng, is a popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine
  • The root is the most important part of the plant, as it’s where the powder used for tonics and tinctures is extracted
  • In addition to helping improve bodily function, it may impact your immune system, your ability to deal with stress and your cognitive responses

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as winter cherry or Indian ginseng, is a popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Its name translates to "odor of horse" because of the distinct horse-like smell that its root emits. Some accounts also say that the herb was named for its ability to give you the endurance and strength of a horse.


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