The Wonder Herb: Ashwaghanda 101

The Wonder Herb: Ashwaghanda 101

If you’re not yet familiar with Ashwaghanda - you’re in for a treat. This time-tested wonder herb is packed with next level wellness benefits. We break down all things Ashwaghanda for you here. 

The Basics

Pronunciation: aash·wuh·gaan·duh

Scientific Name: Withania Somnifera

Sometimes Called: Winter Cherry

Plant Origin: It’s an evergreen plant native to India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. 

History: Ashwaghanda has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine (a holistic and natural medical system from India that focuses on balance in the body, mind, and spirit). It’s often called the “king of Ayurvedic herbs'' because of its diverse and far-reaching benefits. 

The Benefits 

We call it a wonder herb for a reason - the list of benefits is looong. Here are just a few of the ways it supports health and well-being. 

Stress-Reducing Benefits: Studies on Ashwaghanda show its effect as an analgesic that soothes the nervous system, and an adaptogen that bolsters resilience against stress. It’s also been shown to help improve stress-related symptoms such as ulcers. 

Disease-Fighting Benefits: Ashwaghanda is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants, and its anti-inflammatory properties help improve immunity at the cellular level. 

Mental Health Benefits: Ashwaghanda has been tested on patients with clinical anxiety or depression, and these tests support its mood stabilizing benefits. 

Cognitive Benefits: Ashwaghanda is known for its neuro-protective benefits (such as protecting against memory loss), and its brain-enhancing functions that boost focus and concentration.

NextEvo Naturals and Ashwaghanda 

As a science-based wellness company, we’re committed to providing natural, clinically-proven supplements that enhance physical and mental well-being. We developed the proprietary SmartSorbTM technology for our Hemp products, which is clinically proven to have better bioavailability than oil-based Hmep. And now, we’ve developed a proprietary Ashwaghanda blend with a patented combination of both root and leaf: NextEvo Naturals Stress Reset. This new Ashwaghanda gummy supplement is clinically proven to: 

  • Improve concentration by 50%
  • Increase daytime energy by 53%
  • Reduce stress levels by 70%
  • Improve ability to sleep through the night by 71%

That’s the Ashwagandha lowdown. You can find NextEvo Naturals Stress Reset here, so you can experience the benefits for yourself! 

Source for the benefits:

An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda

Narendra SinghMohit BhallaPrashanti de Jager,* and  Marilena Gilca**

 fr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2011; 8(5 Suppl): 208–213. 

Published online 2011 Jul 3. doi: 10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5S.9