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American Botanical Council Herb Profile: Ashwagandha

American Botanical Council Herb Profile: Ashwagandha

From countries practicing Ayurvedic medicine to modern-day applications in Canada, the EU and United States, ashwagandha is being incorporated in a variety of products, even as the regulatory and scientific standards evolve.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is an independent nonprofit, educational, member-supported organization, dedicated to promoting responsible use of herbs, medicinal plants, phytomedicines and other plant-derived ingredients. The quarterly HerbalGram journal contains a host of resources, including comprehensive analyses of popular botanicals. Reprinted with permission, the Ashwagandha Herb Profile examines the history, cultural significance, authorized uses, modern research and future outlook of Withania somnifera. For more information about ABC, its journal or membership, visit

  • Ashwagandha is thought to be especially rejuvenative for men and the elderly.
  • Countries practicing Ayurveda often use the powdered dry root in anti-inflammatory preparations.
  • Regulations in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and New Zealand have allowed for favorable market activity.