Ashwagandha is one of the best known and powerful herbs used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and healing. It is well known for the plethora of health benefits it offers. The term ''Ashwagandha'' comes from the Sanskrit language which literally translates and means the strong horse like aroma or smell. It is described also as the Indian Ginseng for it's restorative and rejuvenating properties.
Some of the areas this herb has found use in are diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, male infertility and general brain health. There is evidence that Ashwagandha may help stabilize blood sugar levels in the body and also enhance strength and stamina.