Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which means that it alters the body’s response to stress and has the ability to restore hormonal balance. It also contributes to skin health and has a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels.
Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera) or the miracle plant from the Himalayas, helps relax and protects against stress. It allows a peaceful sleep in the evening, invigorates and strengthens us in the morning. Ashwagandha grows in the Middle East, India, China and parts of Africa. It needs a warm but not too humid climate to grow. It is a low woody shrub from the family Solanaceae, which grows up to 75 cm. The shrub blooms with yellow-green bell-shaped flowers, and in autumn orange-red fruits appear on it. The fruits are not used for medicinal purposes.