Ashwagandha is a plant of the nightshade family. Its root powder in particular has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
Benefits of ashwagandha
Also known as Indian gingseng, studies in human beings have shown that ashwagandha has similar properties to Korean ginseng. It has the ability to reduce stress on both the body and the brain. It helps boost a dog’s immune system as well as having a calming effect on both body and brain. This makes it an ideal herb for dogs of a nervous disposition or who suffer from stress.
But there is even more to ashwagandha than that. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it suitable for senior dogs who are suffering from the pain associated with arthritis or other degenerative joint conditions.
As a canine nutritionist, I highly recommend ashwagandha for dogs!
Dog supplement powder
Ashwagandha forms part of my Active Dog daily herbal multivitamin supplement. It’s a unique blend of health-giving natural vitamins and minerals for dogs developed and hand crafted by my team here in rural Somerset.
An equal balance of the finest superherbs, it includes Ashwagandha, Barleygrass, Burdock Root, Cayenne Pepper, Chia Seeds, Chlorella, Fenugreek Leaves, Hemp Seeds, Nettle Leaf, Spirulina and Wheatgrass.
Combined, they provide your dog with a powerful array of healthy, 100% natural plant-based nutrients that work in unison with one another, without the potentially harmful side-effects of highly-processed, chemically-isolated, synthetically produced commercial supplements.