Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry
Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer, Panax quinquefolius L.
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.
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.