Ashwagandha is one of the top herbs in the traditional Ayurvedic system. Known as a powerful adaptogen, this herb is a powdered extract of the root and has a wide range of effects based on the needs of the individual. It can enhance brain function and memory, improve fertility in men and increase testosterone levels, even boosting strength levels and muscle growth. Ashwagandha is also known to help reduce inflammation throughout the body as well as bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
How to use: Use 1 to 2 teaspoon twice a day. Mix in a smoothie to mask the bitter flavor. It can also be mixed with ghee or honey and added into other recipes with minimal exposure to high cooking temperatures to avoid breakdown of key constituents.