Anti-anxiety and performance booster: One of the properties studied in detail was the ability of amukkara to enhance adaptogenic and anti-stress activities. One such powerful herb is amukkara. Known by botanists as withania somnifera, commonly known as ashwangandha and Indian ginseng, has been credited with many health benefits. Consuming amukkara was shown to increase stamina and endurance in various field trials. It boosts resilience to stress by improving energy levels and promoting mitochondrial health. It helps the body to respond appropriately to acute and chronic stress and reduce sleeplessness by reducing cortisol levels in the blood stream. Through its calming effects, it has also shown potential as an anti-hypertensive to control high blood pressure.