The plant Ashwagandha contains many chemicals which might help in calming the brain, lowering blood pressure, reducing swelling and boosting the immune system. It’s classified as an adaptogen and is used for stress related conditions. Adaptogens help the body and the brain resist and counteract outside stressors. It’s good for managing anxiety, improving mood, reducing inflammation, as well as helping muscle strength and fertility. Some components in this plant, such as triethylene glycol, may promote sleepiness, which make it a good sleep aid.