Ashwagandha, also widely known as Indian Ginseng, has been used in Ayurvedic and indigenous medicine for thousands of years. This herb is considered a rasayana (rejuvenative) that helps promote physical and mental strength. The plant has many bioactive compounds that possess antistress/adaptogenic, antitumor, tonic, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic properties. Ashwagandha contains many useful chemicals, including steroidal lactones, alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, amino acids, glucose, nitrates, potassium, and tannins. Ashwagandha extract is used for treatment of many diseases, such as arthritis, impotence, amnesia, anxiety, cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, among others. The herb has an array of potential benefits for women. [Caution: Ashwagandha should not be used as a replacement for any medical treatment, without consulting a medical professional. Also, pregnant women should avoid taking it.] Now, let’s look at some of the ashwagandha benefits for women.