Yes, it’s hard to pronounce, and I still must check my spelling when I type “Ashwagandha”, but surely this is one herb you’ll want to know about and try out, because there are at least nine Ashwagandha health benefits that can improve your health and help you in your quest to live a long and healthy life.
Whether you’re stressed, need a testosterone boost, want to better control your blood sugar or cholesterol, or reduce inflammation – Ashwagandha just might be the best single herb you can consume, particularly the KSM-66® enhanced version.
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Some Ashwagandha Background
In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” but it doesn’t, not to my nose. The horse reference was used because in traditional cultures the herb was thought to impart the vigor and strength of a stallion, and it has thus been traditionally prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness.
Ashwagandha belongs to the same family as the tomato, the “nightshades”. It’s a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers that produce a red fruit about the size of a raisin. The herb is native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East, but today is also grown in mild climates, including in the United States. When growing in the ground, Ashwagandha (also called “Withania Somnifera”) looks like this…