Ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera, is an Indian herbal plant, and a powerful adaptogenic herb. It is popularly known as Indian Ginseng and is found in the drier parts of sub-tropical India. It contains alkaloids, withanolides, withaferins, and saponins. Ashwagandha is extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional health care system in India. Ashwagandha is used as a general tonic and adaptogen, providing mood support. In addition, Ashwagandha has been shown to support overall well-being.