Ashwagandha – The Ancient Herb for Resiliency, Vitality and Longevity

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There’s no doubt about it – modern lifestyles can be stressful! We’re all looking for ways to live healthier, fuller lives while managing and balancing our daily lives.

It’s no surprise then, that there is a surge in popularity of adaptogens, which have been used for millennia to address physical and mental stresses. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that has become more popular in recent years, where people have looked to this powerful herb to help manage day-to-day stress, improve energy and endurance, and support hormonal health.


Ashwagandha – or Withania somnifera – is arguably the most prominent herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Known as the “Prince of herbs”, it has long been revered as a powerful rejuvenating tonic that supports resiliency and longevity.

This woody shrub that grows in India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa has a pungent root that offers a broad range of therapeutic benefits.

Ashwagandha’s use is found in sacred Ayurvedic texts, described as “rasayana” – one that promotes a youthful state of physical and mental health and expands happiness. Its name comes from the Sanskrit words “’ashva’, meaning horse, and ‘gandha’, meaning odour, in reference to the root’s horsey-like smell. Somnifera is Latin for “sleep-inducing” – a testament to its abilities in supporting calm and sleep.

These benefits are attributed to its “adaptogenic” properties.

Adaptogens are a specific group of therapeutic plants that can help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. They work to return the body to “homeostasis” where systems (immune, endocrine (hormonal), circulatory, reproductive, digestive, nervous) are balanced and functioning optimally. In other words, they function to keep the body healthy and are backed by both centuries of traditional use and modern research.  

Ashwagandha is an exceptionally beneficial adaptogen. For an herb to benefit health at a systemic level, it needs a complex blend of phytochemicals with a wide range of actions on the human body. Ashwagandha is one of the very few herbs in the world with a complex blend of this type, which is why its use offers a broad spectrum of health benefits!

Because of its potent therapeutic effects and versatility, ashwagandha is a key ingredient in several of our bestselling Strest® formulas, as well as in single herb tincture and capsule form.

Ashwagandha Capsules

Our Ashwagandha Capsules are prepared from a proprietary Certified Organic ashwagandha root – KSM-66® – a clean, sustainably sourced ashwagandha backed by clinical studies supporting its positive effects on stress and anxiety. This root is dried into a concentrated full-spectrum 12:1 extract (each capsule contains the equivalent of 3600mg of ashwagandha root) with a minimum of 5% withanolides (the beneficial compounds), providing enhanced potency and absorption in the convenience of a vegetarian capsule.

Research on KSM-66 Ashwagandha has shown benefits in:


Research- backed. KSM-66 has been evaluated in 24 “Gold Standard” clinical trials. It collaborates with major academic and research institutes in clinical studies that follow gold standards of substantiation: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled designs.

Check out all the clinical studies on KSM-66 here.

Ashwagandha Tincture

Our Certified Organic Ashwagandha tincture offers a traditionally crafted format of this revered stress-relieving herb made with time-honoured extraction methods held to the highest quality standards. Plus, it offers high absorption, dependable potency, customized dosages, and versatility in how you take ashwagandha. 

This ancient plant medicine has profound benefits to support and enhance modern lifestyles – both to help with specific health issues, and to promote overall health and full-body wellness!

Learn More! Stress Less – How Plant Medicine Can Help Manage Stress

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