Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a potent Ayurvedic herb that bolsters defense functions. It is an adaptogen, free of toxic components and vastly improves overall physical and mental wellness, by positively influencing the brain and neuroendocrine system, which comprises crucial hormones in the body. Its botanical name Withania somnifera, with the word ‘somnifera’ meaning ‘sleep-inducive’, indicates the powerful sedative traits of ashwagandha and it is hence an effective remedy for insomnia and other sleep-related problems. Moreover, the herb contains a treasure trove of biochemical compounds such as amino acids, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, and essential oils. These confer remarkable benefits for complete healthcare, including making muscles more robust and tough, enabling flexible motion of joints, prominent aphrodisiac qualities and relief from anxiety and depression.