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Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is among a group of herbs called ‘adaptogens’.

Adaptogens affect systems and hormones in the body that regulate a person’s stress response.

  • Is an ancient medicinal herb. …
  • Can reduce blood sugar levels. …
  • Might have anticancer properties. …
  • Can reduce cortisol levels. …
  • May help reduce stress and anxiety. …
  • May reduce symptoms of depression. …
  • Can boost testosterone and increase fertility in men. …
  • May increase muscle mass and strength.

For women, is can strengthen the adrenal glands, reducing cortisol, and increasing the production of blood. The increased blood flow and regulated hormones have a positive effect on libido and menstrual health and can also aid in fertility.