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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a powerful adaptogenic herb. It’s also known as “Ayurvedic Ginseng” or “Indian Ginseng” because it comes from the traditional medical system of India. Used for centuries by those suffering fatigue and burnout and supporting the immune response, it’s said to give additional life force or chi to those who need it. 

The main bioactive compounds in ashwagandha are withanolides. However, scientists have also identified alkaloids and other constituents with therapeutic value. The most studied compound in ashwagandha root is Withaferin A. 

Some of the researched benefits of Withaferin A and Ashwagandha, in general, include the following: 

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Bottle of ashwagandha liquid tincture

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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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