Withania Somnifera. One of the most vital herbs in Ayurvedic healing, Ashwagandha has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, but is most well known for its restorative and strengthening benefits. In fact, it’s frequently referred to as 'Indian ginseng' because of its rejuvenating properties. In addition, Ashwagandha is one of those rare herbs which is both energising and calming at the same time. It works holistically on the entire body to bring it back to homeostasis and helps it to function efficiently. For example it could provide energy to someone feeling sluggish or it can have a calming effect on the nerves of someone feeling tense and anxious.