Ashwagandha Ashwagandha is an Ayurveda herb, used for over 3000 years, known for its extremely powerful, intelligent, and notoriously restorative benefits. It is an adaptogen that helps regulate the hormones in your body. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps the body adapt and regulate to cope with the stresses of life, clear brain fog, and restore balance. Ashwagandha can reduce blood sugar levels, through its effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity. Ashwagandha has Anti-Cancer properties. Animal and test-tube studies have found that this herb helps induce the apoptosis or “programmed cell death” of cancer cells. It also impedes the growth of new cancer cells. Animal studies suggest that it may be beneficial for treating several types of cancer, including breast, lung, colon, brain and ovarian cancer. Ashwagandha helps to decrease inflammation. Studies in humans have found that it increases the activity of natural killer cells, which are immune cells that fight infection and help you stay healthy.