Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)
is one of the most vital herbs in Ayurvedic healing and has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. Belonging to the same family as the tomato, it is native to dry regions of India and often referred to as "Indian Ginseng"
In sanskrit, Ashwagandha means "smell of a horse" indicating the herb inparts the vigour and strength of a stallion, so is often prescribed to people to strengthen the immune system.
Medical research has confirmed the healing benefits listed below:
Protection of the Immune System
Combats the effects of stress
Improves learning, memory, reaction time
Reduces anxiety & depression without drowsiness
Stabilises blood sugar
Reduces brain-cell degeneration
Contains anti-malarial properties
Frequently used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the 1st Century AD.
Extracts from Ale Vera are widely used in Complimentary medicine and cosmetics as known to have various rejuvinating, healing and soothing properties.
Member of the lily family, it stays moist while other plants wither and die.
There are 400 species , but Aloe Barbadensis Miller (true Aloe)has been used for 2000 years.
Benefits of Aloe include:
Halting growth of cancers
Lowers high cholesterol
Reduces high blood pressure
Hydrates /repairs the skin
Nourishes the body (mineral & vitamins)
Stabilizes blood sugar
Eases inflamation (soothes arthiritis)