Ashwagandha is one of our favorite herbs! It’s well known in Ayurveda and a key ingredient in one of Himalaya’s popular herbal formulas, StressCare. Today, we’ll walk you through what Ashwagandha is and how it’s used everyday by people around the world to promote wellness in the mind and body.

What is Ashwagandha?

Let’s start with the basics, what is it? We know it’s a funny word, but Ashwagandha is an important plant in Ayurveda. The root and berry are the key parts used to make herbal medicines and formulas. Furthermore, it’s part of the family of herbs known as adaptogens. They’re called adaptogens because they work within the body to help it, well, adapt! Adaptogens are powerful herbs that have been part of Ayurveda from the very beginning.

What are the common herbal uses for Ashwagandha? 

Stress, fatigue, lack of energy and difficulty concentrating are common expressions of the body. It’s important to understand that stress is only supposed exist momentarily, but with the ebbs and flows of modern day life, stress tends to stick around. Imagine one of your friends or family members that asks to stay in your home for a few days, but the days turn into weeks or even months! It simply ends up becoming too much.

It’s the same situation in the adrenal gland. When stress is always present, the adrenal system is constantly active and it can throw the entire body off balance. This can even affect energy levels and the digestive system. Ashwagandha and other adaptogenic herbs help support the body’s response to the ongoing stress someone may be experiencing.

How does Himalaya use Ashwagandha?

StressCare is a powerful herbal formula that harnesses the benefits of Ashwagandha and other herbs. Some formulas end up leaving you foggy, but StressCare builds up reserves in the nervous system so you manage everyday stress while promoting productivity. You may also be interested in incorporating Ashwagandha as a single herb in your daily regimen.

When you feel your best, you perform at your best. Himalaya crafts herbal supplements because we believe wellness starts from the ground up. From wellness, you find joy. We want to help you nurture that joy! Stay in tune with your body and learn more about herbal wellness by subscribing to our email newsletter at the bottom of this page.