Our Supplier is certified Organic
Place of Origin: India
Scientific Name: Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha (Ah-shwa-gan-dah) is a small evergreen perennial herb that grows up to 1.5 meters in North America and India. Earning its fame in Ayurveda medicine, Ashwagandha is now proving to be a powerful herbal remedy prized by the alternative health community. Even modern science is beginning to grasp the potent abilities of this herb. Numerous studies by researchers at India’s Banares Hindu University have investigated its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-stress properties. Seven companies in America have applied for a patent to include Ashwagandha extract in the manufacture of certain products.
Our organic Ashwagandha in particularly known for its ability to calm. Some research indicates this herb can be used to promote sleep too; researchers in Texas noted similarities in the sleep-inducing properties of Ashwagandha with the calming effects of the well-known amino acid GABA. Ashwagandha has also been shown to ease anxiety or restlessness, as well as to reduce the symptoms of drug withdrawal. Its ability to stabilize moods and encourage adrenal recovery is highly valued by many herbalists.
But the benefits of Ashwagandha extend far beyond mood. In India it is also used to help older patients with mental agility, cognitive ability, and memory. It is also known for its ability to fight off cold and cough symptoms.
In a nutshell:
If you have stress in your life, or tired or need a ‘pick-up’ then this is the one for you.
1 x teaspoon of organic Ashwagandha in a glass of warm milk (of any kind) and honey to taste.
Blend together and take before bedtime.
Storage: Cool and dry place