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Ashwagandha- a plant that can help you handle stress

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Adaptogens can be defined as substances that increase the body’s resistance to stress. Know anyone who is under any stress these days?  Ashwagandha, known scientifically as Withania somnifera and as Indian ginseng has been used for over 3,000 years as an adaptogen and was believed to benefit the thyroid, the adrenal glands and the nervous system, especially during times of stress.4 It is also used being investigated as an adjunct to chemotherapy, boosting the immune system and protecting healthy cells. Ashwagandha also acts to help to support the nervous system, prevent dementia and cognitive decline1-3 AND as an