If you are aware of great cognitive enhancers called nootropics, maybe you have heard about Ayurvedic medicine, where some of those smart drugs were started to be used, including Ashwagandha. To begin with, Ayurvedic medicine is known for more than 3 thousand years, when it first came into practice in India. Some of the native herbs were used for various purposes involving both mind and body.
The word Ayurveda came from the Sanskrit language and has the meaning of knowledge of longevity and life. In regards to its values, this alternative medicine can be compared with Jainism or Buddhism. The main foundation is the balance, Ayurveda practisers believed that only a precise balance of body and mind will ensure wellness.
Now, going back to Ashwagandha, this herb is also known by a variety of names, such as Indian Ginseng, Rasayana or Winter Cherry etc. However, since Ashwagandha is mostly used, let’s tackle its meaning. Based on Sanskrit, “Ashwa” is a term of horse and…
Source: Complete Sports