The ashwagandha plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and North Africa. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years to naturally relieve stress, increase energy levels, and improve cognitive function. Ashwagandha’s benefits are now being backed also by western science. In a 60-day study containing 64 participants with chronic stress, those in the group that supplemented with ashwagandha reported a 69% reduction in anxiety, on average, compared with 11% in the placebo group. In another 6-week study, 88% of participants who took ashwagandha reported a reduction in anxiety, compared with 50% of those who took a placebo.

Studies also support improvements of cognitive function. In an 8-week study with 50 participants, results showed that taking 300 mg of ashwagandha extract twice daily significantly improved attention, general memory, task performance and reaction time.


Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is an ancient medicinal herb that's been used for over 3,000 years. It's commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and is renowned for its natural healing properties.

Ashwagandha is best known for its stress-reducing effects. It's classified as an adaptogen, meaning it can help your body manage stress. It also may boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Ashwagandha is believed to support the body in managing stress by moderating the stress response and various stress-related hormones, like cortisol. It may also exert neuroprotective properties that enhance brain function.

Ashwagandha is generally considered safe for most people when taken for short to medium term in recommended doses. However, it's always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen, especially for long-term use.

While Ashwagandha is safe for most people, it can have side effects, particularly if taken in dosages above the recommended daily intake (RDI). Some potential side effects include gastrointestinal issues, drowsiness and in rare cases, allergic reactions.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women, people with autoimmune diseases, and those on medication for thyroid issues should avoid Ashwagandha unless advised by a healthcare professional.

The recommended daily intake (RDI) is 1200mg. All Tranquilo drinks contain 500mg of ashwagandha, which equates to 2 cans per day for recommended daily intake.

Yes, Ashwagandha may help improve sleep quality due to its potential stress-reducing benefits, which can in turn lead to better sleep. It's also been traditionally used to promote a more restful state.