|Latin Name:||Withania somnifera|
|Country of Origin:||India|
Ashwagandha is a highly revered botanical used in Ayurveda and is praised for its adaptogenic and tonic properties. In many Asian countries, all parts of the plant are utilized, and the tender leaves are eaten as a gentle nourishing herb. This is the powdered form of the root.
- More Info
Ashwagandha is native to India where it goes in the wild. It is also cultivated in throughout the country for larger production needs.
In Ayurveda, the root is used, often powdered and mixed with honey and ghee (clarified butter). It has been part of their repertoire for millenia. 'Ashwagandha' literally means 'smelling like a horse' which most likely refers to its actual scent.
It is an effective Ayurvedic sleep aid and used to balance various conditions that arise from 'vata dosha' imbalances. It is believed to encourage youth and vitality, and is considered a grounding and nourishing herb to support supportive to female well-being.
- Typical Preparations
Dried roots cut and sifted for tea, powdered and added to formulas, tinctured, or encapsulated.
- Contraindications / Safety
- Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
- We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
BULK PRICING: To save on packaging, our herbs are sold in bulk and will arrive to you in a labelled paper bag: price is per 10 g. Now you may order as much or as little as you'd like!