Move over, ginseng: here comes ashwagandha

The tropical regions of the Americas have always been fertile ground for exotic plants from around the world. Here’s one from India that many herbalists and health seekers may know. It’s called Ashwagandha (Withania somnefera).
In India, the use of ashwagandha dates back 3,000 years: it appears in ancient Ayurvedic texts and is renowned for its rejuvenating tonic effects and benefits to the nervous system.
Ashwagandha is a bushy plant from the nightshade family (along with tomatoes

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