Ashwagandha powder is an herbal remedy derived from the powdered root of the Ashwagandha shrub, known scientifically as Withania somnifera.
The shrub, a member of the nightshade family that is also known as Indian ginseng, is native to the arid regions of India, the Middle East and North Africa,
and it is also cultivated today in milder climates, including parts of the United States.
It has hormone balancing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties which can prevent and treat a number of diseases.
Ashwagandha is popularly used for boosting immunity, anti-ageing, joint pain and insomnia.
Due to its active ingredient called withanolides, Ashwagandha is also used as an "adaptogen" to help the body cope with daily stress
as a general tonic and for improving thinking ability. It also improves the brain's memory functions like attention and concentration,
hence helping with the symptoms of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.