Introduction

Ashwagandha is a plant that has been used to treat fatigue and improve well-being. Its root and berry can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract.

Dosages

2 to 5 grams once per day

What Research Shows

May Be Effective

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take small doses of ashwagandha for a short period of time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.

Interactions

Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Ashwagandha can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse, such as:

  • Ashwagandha may interact with digoxin. People with heart failure and rhythm problems should talk to their doctor before taking it.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
  • Review Date: 07/2019 -
  • Update Date: 09/09/2019 -