Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Other names: Ashwaganda, Indian ginseng, Avarada, Whitania, winter cherry
Distribution: India, East Asia, Mediterranean region
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb.
It’s classified as an adaptogen, meaning that it can help your body manage stress.
Ashwagandha also provides numerous other benefits for your body and brain.
For example, it can boost brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda, a form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, increase energy levels and improve concentration.
Ashwagandha is Sanskrit for "smell of the horse", which refers to both its unique smell and ability to increase strength.
The ashwagandha plant is a small shrub with yellow flowers that’s native to India and North Africa. Extracts or powder from the plant’s root or leaves are used to treat a variety of conditions.
Many of its health benefits are attributed to its high concentration of withanolides, which have been shown to fight inflammation and tumor growth
Typically found and cultivated in India, Ashwagandha has been popularly applied to those with overworked and often hypertensed lives. Ashwagandha is India's native answer to Ginseng and is currently being applied in Ayurvedic medicine to treat hypertension and stress related ailments. Recent studies have attempted to popularize its use as a preliminary treatment for male infertility and impotence problems.
Ayurvedic prationners have been using Ashwaganda as a general tonic but mostly to treat overwork, nervous fatigue and depression. This plant reduces the Vata and the Kapha (Ayurvedic). It's also used to treat anemia because of it's high iron content.
Ashwaganda calms the nerves, promote and helps regulate sleep, tonify, relaxes and helps to clear the mind.
Our Ashwagandha is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.
Our Ashwagandha is ethically harvested by local family farmers.
Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.
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