AshwagandhaCommon Name

Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry

Scientific Name

Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, Panax quinquefolius L.

Tamil Name

Asvakantā, அஸ்வகந்தா

Ayurvedic Heritage

Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years as a rejuvenator (rasayana). This renowned adaptogenic herb has been used to help the body resist physiological and psychological stress by adapting to the needs of the body. Deeply supportive of many tissues and body systems, including the immune system, the reproductive system, and a healthy thyroid, Ashwagandha helps nourish overall health and well-being. Ashwagandha is particularly balancing to vata and kapha.

Skincare Benefits

Ashwagandha’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory qualities can provide soothing benefits to stressed, congested or acne prone skin types by calming acne affected skin, reducing the redness and inflammation. Rich in bio-active withanolides, saponins, alkaloids and other beneficial antioxidant properties, Ashwagandha also helps protect against free radicals while cleansing and hydrating the skin.