GOOD FOR : Protecting tissue from injuries or the general health by antioxidant activity.
NUTRITION : Antioxidant Activity, Alkaloids, Sominiferin, Withhasomine, Withaferin A, Withanolides
DIRECTIONS FOR USE : Take 1 tsp of powder as a tonic once or twice a day. Add to water, warm milk, coconut water, favorite juice or to smoothies.
What is Ashwagandha?
This herb is from the nightshade family. The evergreen shrub is small and plump with oval leaves, yellow green flowers and small red orange fruits. Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is an exotic herb that is native to India, but this herb can also be found in the arid regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Today however, it is also grown in mild climates including the US. The herb is known by several names: Winter Cherry, Poison Gooseberry and Indian Ginseng. This last tag name was given to ashwagandha on account of its powerful nutrients and amazing health benefits. However, ashwagandha and ginseng are botanically unrelated.
Ashwagandha, which is typically derived from the roots and leaves of the plant, has been used in ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years. The ancients have utilised this herb to treat a very wide variety of conditions such as an energiser, rejuvenating tonic, sedative, anti-inflammatory agent and many more. Because of this, they also considered it a “magical herb.” Ashwagandha is best known for its restorative effects and nourishing nature. Traditionally, this “rejuvenative” herb is prescribed to people who are recovering from illnesses.