New! Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera (WS), holds a special place in several traditional Ayruvedic preparations similar to ginseng in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditionally, ashwagandha was categorized as a Rasayana, or rejuvenator, for its wide ranging health benefi­ts; said to “promote a youthful state of physical and mental health and expand happiness”*. The properties ascribed to Rasayanas in Ayurveda are remarkably similar to the defi­nition of adaptogens today; a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress.

We can now supply Ashwagandha from Verdure Sciences, the makers of Longvida®. If you would like to learn more about this ingredient, please visit our dedicated page or contact us.


(*)Reference: Singh N et al. An overview on ashwagandha: A rasayana (rejuvenator) or Ayurveda. Afr J Trad Comp Alter Med. 2011. 8(5 Suppl): 208-213. doi: 10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5S.9