Scientific Name: Withania somnifera
With a name that’s as fun to say as Ashwagandha, you’d best believe it has the benefits to back it up. Known as one of the most powerful remedies in Ayurvedia healing, this herb is commonly referred to as “Indian Ginseng” because it is believed to hold an array of wonderfully rejuvenating health properties. From reducing stress and promoting restfulness to relieving anxiety and improving reaction time, Ashwagandha’s potential health benefits have been sought after since 2,000 B.C. How’s that for a long-term study?
Helping to nourish both mind and body, Ashwagandha is bitter, sweet and rather pungent, making it the perfect addition to your favorite tea, smoothie or warm breakfast cereal on any day you feel you’re in need of a little rejuvenation yourself.
Infections & Inflammation
A natural antibacterial, Ashwagandha Powder is also known to act as a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, which can help to decrease pain and inflammation throughout the body. Together, these properties may also aid in the prevention of internal infections and inhibit the causes of rheumatologic, urogenital, and respiratory problems.
Rich in a number of antioxidants, Ashwagandha Powder can help to ward off free radicals, which promote disease and quicken the aging process. By slowing or eliminating these harmful entities, it allows the body to better heal itself from infection and remove toxins from within. This, in turn, leads to better overall health of the digestive, circulatory, and cardiovascular systems.
By helping to increase overall brain function and reduce pain-causing inflammation, Ashwagandha Powder is believed to have an energizing effect that increases stamina and endurance, while lessening the production of various stress hormones. Promising amongst many athletes, it may also improve concentration, motivation, and muscle function.
A good source of vital enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, Ashwagandha Powder is also rich in 3 key antioxidants— superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. These allow for the support of a healthy immune system, the stimulation of proper thyroid function, improved fertility, and many other important processes in the body.
- Typically, Ashwagandha Powder is best consumed in capsule form at a recommended dosage of 600 - 1,000mg, twice daily. We make it simple to make your own Ashwagandha Powder capsules with one of our easy-to-use capsule filling machines.
- If using for insomnia or anxiety, 1 teaspoon in 1 cup of warm milk is also recommended.
One of the most prominent herbs in traditional Ayurvedic healing, Ashwagandha has been used for centuries within regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East. Belonging to the nightshade family of flora, it’s a relative of more common vegetables such as the potato, tomato, and eggplant. And although its name literally translates to ‘smelling like a horse’, it’s highly prized by many ancient cultures and is gaining renewed attention around the world in light of promising and compounding medical research. Today, it’s cultivated in an array of new locations that offer milder climates, including parts of the United States.
If stored correctly, our Ashwagandha Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.