Due to its strong adaptogenic properties, Ashwagandha Extract is often referred to as Indian Ginseng. It plays a central role in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine in India, where it is believed to help create and maintain vitality, energy, rejuvenation, and to avoid insomnia and other nervous conditions. The plant, scientifically designated as Withania somnifera, grows throughout India, the Middle East, and in parts of Africa. It contains steroidal lactones known as withanolides, which have been shown through scientific studies to be responsible for the health-promoting benefits of the plant. Ashwagandha acts as an adaptogen, helping to maintain the body’s healthy response to physiological and psychological stress.