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If you have lupus, a healthy balanced diet can support your general health and wellbeing. But you may get some benefit from using certain nutritional supplements too. As you find which supplements work for you you need to be aware of which supplements may cause you issues. There are many herbal remedies that are becoming more popular in being used, but may not work effectively in your body.
This information is part of the Lupus In Color Health & Wellness series to help lupus warriors live well beyond lupus.
What is ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is a powerful herb also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. For most healthy people, ashwagandha is considered safe. However, ashwagandha may stimulate your immune system, potentially exacerbating autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. Therefore, it’s best to consult your healthcare practitioner before using ashwagandha. #LupusInColor