Ashwagandha

Anti-Stress

Support for : Vata • Kapha

Pronunciation: (ash-wa-ghan’-duh)


Ashwagandha is used to combat stress. It improves endurance and is also a rejuvenative. For many people it promotes better sleep when taken late in the evening. Ashwagandha is well known as an adaptogen. Active, healthy seniors will find this herb supports their lifestyle!
Suggested Use: 1 capsule twice a day with meals.
Pack size: 60 Vegetarian capsules.
Complementary/synergistic products: Chyawanprash

Ashwagandha has been used safely and effectively in India for many centuries. We suggest this product not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep away from children.


Price : $18.99

More Information

Ayurvedic Name: Ashvakandika
Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Common/English Name: Winter Cherry
Part(s) Used: Root
Major Constituents: Withanolides, Withanine, Withaferin A, Anaferine, Choline, Somnine, Somniferine.
Other Ingredients: Capsule (plant-derived Cellulose), Millet grain, Cellulose (plant-derived), Silica, Magnesium Stearate.
This product is Gluten free.No artificial colors, preservatives or additives.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60


Amount per serving


Ashwagandha** (Withnia somnifera) 300 mg*
(Root extract,standardized for Withanolides)


*Daily value not established


Other ingredients: Capsule (plant-derived Cellulose), Cellulose,millet,Silica,Magnesium stearate.
**Gluten Free

Lifestyle Suggestions

Individuals of dominant Vata Dosha can have “high energy”, but they lack stamina. Ashwagandha helps improve their endurance. Kapha people are naturally laid back and do not have high energy. When out of balance, they show signs of stress and depression. Ashwagandha helps rejuvenate Kapha types.

Vata people can help themselves by choosing foods that offer sustained energy. Kapha people need to vary routines and exercise on a regular basis.

Massage works well with Vata types. Meditation and Yoga helps them focus.

Media (Audio)

Find out more about Ashwagandha. Click the player below for an audio program – an interview with Dr John Douillard D.O, Ayurvedic Practitioner, on the Deborah Ray Show. Click the right facing triangle to START the audio program. To skip to the next track click the right facing double triangles. To skip to previous track click the left facing double triangles.


    Partial List of Clinical Studies and articles: (Click on the name of the study to read more at “The National Library of Medicine”)

    Restoration of stress-induced altered T Cell function and corresponding cytokines patterns by Withanolide A. Kour K, Pandey A., et. alInt Immunopharmacol 2009 Sep; 9 (10): 1137-44

    Withania somnifera improves semen quality by regulating reporductive hormone levels and oxidative stress in seminal plasma of infertile males. Ahmad K, Mahdi AA, Shukla KK et. al. Fertil Steril 2009 Jun 5

    Neuroprotective effects of Withania somnifers dunal: A possible mechanism. Bhatnagar M, Sharma D, Salvi M. Neurochem Res 2009 Nov; 34 (11): 1975-83 Epub 2009 May 15

    Neuronutrient impact of Ayurvedic Rasayana therapy in brain aging. Singh RH, Narshimhamurthy K, Singh G. Biogerontology 2008 Dec; 9 (6): 369-74 Epub 2008 Oct 18

    Overcoming several neurodegenerative diseases by traditional medicines……., Tohda C, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan. Yakugaku Zasshi 2008 Aug; 128 (8): 1159-67

    Protective effect of Withania somnifera dunal root extract against protracted social isolation induced behavious in rats. Gupta GL, Rana AC. Indian J Physiol Phramacol 2007 Oct-Dec; 51(4): 345-53

    Adaptogenic activity of a novel withanolide-free aqueous fraction from the roots of Withania somnifera Dun. (Part II). Singh B, Chandan BK, Gupta DK. Phytother Res. 2003 May;17(5):531-6.

    Adaptogenic activity of Withania somnifera: an experimental study using a rat model of chronic stress. Bhattacharya SK, Muruganandam AV. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2003 Jun;75(3):547-55.

    Nootropic-like effect of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L.) in mice.Dhuley JN. Phytother Res. 2001 Sep;15(6):524-8.

    Withania somnifera Improves Semen Quality in Stress-Related Male Fertility. Mahdi AA, Shukla KK, et. al. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Sep 29.