Steroidal compounds which include the lactones Withaferin A, and carbon-27-glycowithanolides, known collectively as Withanolides. Ashwagandha also contains beneficial alkaloids; tropine, pseudotropine isopelletrine, and anaferine, and saponins.
Therapeutic Notes +
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Ayurveda, but in recent years has been the subject of several research studies. Bitter, earthy and rich in iron - it is unusual in that it is a calming adaptogen, and it has been shown to be very effective in mitigating daily stress and boosting physical endurance. Ashwagandha rejuvenates and tonifies the entire system, especially the endocrine and immune systems. Due to its nervine and adaptogenic qualities it is very effective for anxiety, fatigue, cloudy thinking and nervous exhaustion. It is also anti-inflammatory and has a high antioxidant content.