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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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Therefore, balancing the hormones with adaptogenic herbs such as ashwaghanda
and licorice, adrenal and thyroid glandular formulas, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is crucial not only for mitigating depression and anxiety but also for helping the body to more effectively overcome disease.
, meanwhile, is the go-to for easing anxiety (apparently it can suppress stimulatory hormones when you're strung out and stressed).
The organization is expanding its portfolio with the following additional trade associations by forming IRS recognized 501c(6) non-profit trade associations: Global Ashwaghanda
Association, Global Prebiotic Association, Global Curcumin Association, Global Vitamin K2 Association, and Global Chondroitin Association.