What exactly is ashwagandha and is it good for you?

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We spoke to Professor Carine Smith - Division Clinical Pharmacology, Dept Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University.

Where did ashwagandha come from?

"Ashwagandha… has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for the longest time," says Smith, who adds that she is not a "non-believer" but that she wants to look at the facts.

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