The Ayurvedic secret of Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng is a plant known as "adaptogen".
This type of plant is said to increase the body's natural ability to resist stress.
Ashwagandha also helps to fight against sleep disorders.
This dietary supplement is recommended during difficult periods and physical or mental overwork.
The botanical minute
Originally from India, Ashwagandha is still widely cultivated there.
This plant needs an arid climate to thrive, hence its presence in certain areas of India but also in the wild in Pakistan or Sri Lanka.
The leaves of this plant with its small red berries are known in Yemen as 'healing leaves'.