Country of Origin: India Botanical Name: Withania Somnifera Common Names: Winter Cherry
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Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb. It is classified as an adaptogen, meaning it can help the body manage stress and anxiety. It is one of the main Ayurvedic herbs and has been used most for over 3000 years for a wide variety of conditions. Ayurvedic practitioners give this vital healing plant to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness. They often refer it to as “Indian Ginseng” because of its wonderful rejuvenating properties (although ginseng and ashwagandha are unrelated).
Ancient medicinal herb
Reduce blood sugar level
Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant
Reduce cortisol level
Reduce symptoms of depression
The usual recommended dose is 3-6g a day. Begin with 1/8 teaspoon, slowly increasing to 1 teaspoon. Add to smoothies, juices, water, nut milk etc. For people who suffer from insomnia and anxiety, having a hot drink that contains a teaspoon of powdered ashwagandha before bedtime can be very beneficial.
In extremely large doses, ashwagandha has been reported to induce abortions in animals. Although no similar studies have been carried out on humans, women should avoid the herb during pregnancy.