ashwagandha

noun

ash·​wa·​gan·​dha ˌä-shwə-ˈgän-də How to pronounce ashwagandha (audio)
variants or Ashwagandha
: a preparation usually of the leaves or roots of an evergreen shrub (Withania somnifera) native to Africa, Asia, and southern Europe that is used in herbal medicine especially as a tonic, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogen
While ashwagandha may be best known for its ability to soothe stress and anxiety, it also has a reputation as an invigorating tonic that counteracts various types of inflammation, including arthritis. Brenda Adderly, Better Nutrition

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“Ashwagandha.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ashwagandha. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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