Ashwagandha is an herb that has genuine restorative effect. It’s been used in India in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years. In the West, ashwagandha is becoming increasingly popular as an adaptogen and a tonic. However, unlike stimulating adaptogens like ginseng, eleuthero, and schizandra, ashwagandha is a relaxing, nourishing adaptogen. Ashwagandha is a calming nerve tonic, neuroprotector and thyroid remedy, immune modulator, anti-inflammatory, and aphrodisiac.