Other: winter cherry, ashvagandha
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
Plant Family: Solanaceae
Ashwagandha Root 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.
Ashwaganda 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.
CULTIVATION AND HARVESTING
Ashwagandha Root is native to India where it goes in the wild. It is also cultivated in throughout the country for larger production needs.
HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
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. ‘Ashwaghanda’ literally means ‘smelling like a horse’ which most likely refers to its actual scent.
In Ayurveda t is an effective sleep aid and used to balance various conditions that arise from ‘vata dosha’ imbalances. It is believed to encourage youth and vitality. It is considered a grounding and nourishing herb to support supportive to female wellbeing.
FLAVOR NOTES AND ENERGETICS
Bitter, sweet, astringent in flavor and energetically warming (mildly).
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Dried roots cut and sifted for tea, powdered and added to formulas, tinctured, or encapsulated.
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
1oz, 4oz, 8oz, 1lb