ashwagandha

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ash·wa·gan·dha

(ahsh-wă-gahn'dă)
An Indian herb (Withania somnifera), available in many forms; purported use in inflammation, tumors; has been suggested for use as an antidepressant. Clinical studies ongoing into its efficacy.
Synonym(s): Indian ginseng.
[Sansk., horse smell]

ashwagandha

, ashvagandha (ăsh-wă-găn′dă, -vă-) [Sanskrit aśvagandha, horse smell]
An herbal extract of Withania somnifera, employed in ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen, an aphrodisiac, an immune stimulant, and a tonic.
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* Incorporate Ashvagandha herb in your diet: Owing to hectic and sedentary lifestyles, we tend to "unfollow" healthy eating habits.
Many plants have been listed having immunomodulatory effects such as Ashvagandha (Withania somnifera) (Atal et al., 1986), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Aloe vera, Haldi (Curcuma longa) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) (Puri et al., 1992).
Choose an oil infused with olive and winter cherry (Ashvagandha); this helps improve the skin tone and soothes the baby's skin.