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Ashwagandha Supplements
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Ashwagandha is an herb extracted from the roots of an evergreen shrub (Withania somnifera) found in India that has been used as a "tonic" for centuries. No specific constituent has been identified as an active ingredient. Herbal supplements containing ashwagandha, which is also known as winter cherry and Indian ginseng, are widely promoted now in the US for treatment of pain, anxiety, stress, fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive decline, diabetes, arthritis, male infertility, and various cancers. ... more
     
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