What are the Benefits of Ashwagandha?

By Robin Coe

The root of the Ashwagandha plant is typically used as a powder or extract because of its beneficial medicinal uses. The plant is native to India, and it has been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners.


Native Americans and Africans used Ashwagandha to treat inflammations in the body. It has been a useful aid in preventing illness and treating fevers.


Ashwagandha effects the brain by improving memory and cognitive ability. Traditionally, it has been used for problems with memory loss and other cerebral disorders.


Ashwagandha is considered a longevity tonic with the ability to improve overall health and energy.


The high iron levels in Ashwagandha may help to improve red blood cell and hemoglobin levels. It can also support growth in children.


Many of the properties of Ashwagandha are similar to those of Ginseng. Ashwagandha also costs less than Ginseng.