Identified by clusters of tiny green-and-yellow flowers, this small shrub from India is believed to strengthen the body and to serve as a source of energy. Sought after for its roots, leaves and berries, ashwaganda is thought to aid in restoring muscles, body tissues and bone marrow. It is commonly prescribed as a medicinal supplement for people recovering from an illness or suffering from excessive fatigue. Ashwaganda also has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, and according to tradition, it is believed to help prevent male sterility and other sexual ailments.
Arnica is available over the counter in various potencies, in both tablet and liquid form, at selected stores and pharmacies. Consult your practitioner for more precise information.