What we've elaborated on while telling you the various benefits of Ashwagandha is that it is an adaptogen. That is, it helps relieve stress, cure anxiety, aids mental health issues, makes the immune system stronger and so on. The benefits of Ashwagandha are endless.
However, when we speak of adaptogens and relaxing herbs, there are multiple products that fall under this category. One such product we're going to talk about is Ginseng.
Ginseng also has numerous benefits like - stress-reducing properties, cardiovascular functions, and general anti-oxidant constituents. It is also as popular as Ashwagandha and therefore adding it to your diet is obviously also beneficial for you. However, we'd recommend, that if you were given a choice- you should pick Ashwagandha.
Not that because we also make it but for multiple reasons like the following:
Ginseng is a herb that finds it origins back in China. While Ashwagandha is a herb that is native to India. Promoting a powder that is sourced from our country obviously will help you be more 'Local for Vocal' and promote our aatmanirbharta. Another massive advantage is that our sourcing of the no-chemical and non-genetically modified organism (GMO) using sustainable Ashwagandha farming guarantees good quality. You'd also be helping our various communities by consuming what is produced in the country and has been a part of our strong heritage in terms of medicinal herbs.
#2 Confusion with what qualifies as Ginseng and what does not
In our experience, the plant that contains Ginseng nutrients is often named incorrectly and thus there is some confusion regarding its sourcing. Let's be honest, in order to avoid any such confusion, it would be better to opt for Ashwagandha. It is easily identifiable and available in different forms- powder, capsule etc. This problem can obviously be solved by buying from only trusted sources but if you're going all out with boosting your health, why not go for the safest option? Good Lyfe Ashwagandha Superoot Powder is sourced from communities in Rajasthan.
#3 Medicinal comparison
While comparing these two 'relaxing herbs' with one another to decide which one would make a good addition to your diet, there are certain properties you would usually look at - anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, neuro-protective, anti-anxiety, and nootropic properties. In order to get an in-depth breakdown of what this means and how the two herbs are ranked against each other in all 5 aspects, you should check out this chart
If the primary reason for your consumption of these herbs is to combat anxiety and stress, Ashwagandha definitely performs the task better than Ginseng does.
If you're interested in digging deeper and finding out how exactly these medicinal benefits can be compared using statistical studies, you should look at- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0378874194011192
While incorporating ayurveda or traditional herbs into your diet to increase your overall well-being, you'll be plagued with only one problem for the multiple solutions they offer- that is, the problem of choice. You can choose between Ashwagandha, Ginseng, Rhodiola, Maca, Brahmi and others amongst the huge reserve that nature has to offer. By doing your research based on what tackles the exact problems you're facing, you can make the correct choice of herb.
Our only suggestion is that whatever you choose, you be consistent and make it a regular practice. These small changes will have big impact in your overall well being.