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Nutrient - Ashwagandha

(Withania somnifera)

By Nutri People

Ashwagandha is known as ‘Indian Ginseng’ in Ayurvedic culture. This tall, evergreen shrub is native to India and the Himalayas. Ashwagandha is known as an ‘adaptogen’, due to its ability to help support the adrenal glands in adapting to changing circumstances and with regulating energy levels, especially when challenged. The herb also helps regulate the immune system. Ashwagandha root contains active parts called ‘withanolides’ and ‘alkaloids’.

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