One of the hottest herbs on the market today, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is finally achieving the high status it so richly deserves, due to its proven efficacy for modern health needs, from alleviating stress to enhancing cardiovascular health. A recent herbal market survey published by the American Botanical Council shows that ashwagandha is the 6th most popular botanical in the US natural health channel. In other markets, ashwagandha is rapidly emerging as a top selling botanical. Learn about ashwagandha, its rich 4000 year history, its place in Ayurveda, its phytochemistry and its current clinical science from Chris Kilham, the Medicine hunter, right at your own place of business.
KSM-66 and Chris Kilham have teamed up to deliver supplement, food and beverage companies valuable information, with images and stories from India where ashwagandha flourishes. Chris has studied ashwagandha for over 40 years, and has investigated this beneficial plant in India since the early 1980’s. This presentation includes valuable insights from the field that will enhance your understanding of this remarkable adaptogenic plant and its role in promoting health.
This is not a sales presentation. Our aim is to educate the world about this health-imbuing gift of nature. The information presented here represents the work of a great many people involved with ashwagandha, from chemists to clinicians.
1. The origins and distribution of Ashwagandha
2. History, legend and lore surrounding this herb
3. Ashwagandha’s role and its traditional use in the 5,000 year old system of Ayurveda
4. Ashwagandha’s phytochemistry, what compounds are in the plant and what they do.
5. Science on ashwagandha demonstrating numerous health benefits through modern scientific
and clinical studies
6. Innovative formulation ideas with ashwagandha
7. An understanding of why ashwagandha today is becoming popular, and how to convey the
primary benefits of this herb.
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal plant research in over 45 countries. Chris helps to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products into market successes. These include ashwagandha, kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, cat’s claw, dragon’s blood, ayahuasca, and hundreds of other plants. Chris also works to bridge worlds, regularly sharing information about other cultures through presentations and media. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine.”
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