For close to 3000 years, the ashwagandha root has been utilized as a healing plant. It grows wild in South East Asia and particularly India but is now cultivated across the globe.
Ayurvedic medicine is often credited with bringing ashwagandha to the attention of the West. When it comes to the many healing properties of the ashwagandha herb modern science has been playing catch-up with traditional medicine.
Why has ashwagandha been such an enduring success? Partly because the health benefits of taking ashwagandha target all of the body’s main systems. Here are some of the main areas where ashwagandha helps: