Ashwagandha and it's benefits
What is ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is a shrub that grows in India, Africa, and the Middle East and it has been used for many years in Ayurveda – India’s form of traditional medicine.
Recently, Ashwagandha and other forms of adaptogens have become very popular in the West for their numerous benefits. This popular herb helps reduce stress and improve sleep, and can be used in different forms such as an extract, supplement, powder, or capsule.
Traditional use of ashwagandha
The Ashwagandha plant is a potent flowering shrub that’s part of the nightshade family and acts as a harmonizing adaptogen. It is traditionally drunk with milk before bed and used as a Rasayana (life-prolonging tonic) to rejuvenate and invigorate the body.
The root is mostly used in Ashwagandha, but leaves and berries are also used in parts of India and Africa.
Ashwagandha benefits and its effectiveness
Ashwagandha is a calming, mineral-dense nervine that nourishes both the adrenal and thyroid systems to tame anxiety, renew vigor, and restore centeredness. This ayurvedic herb helps support mood, sleep, memory, and the immune system and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Benefits of Ashwagandha include:
- Help support the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response
- Help support mental stamina and concentration
- Help reduce blood sugar levels
- Help support stamina and recovery
- Help regulate cortisol levels and reduce stress
Ashwagandha is also known as
Ashwagandha KSM-66 is also called Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng (although it is not related to ginseng). It’s scientific name is Withania Somnifera.
Fun Fact: Genus name 'somnifera' means 'sleep-inducing'. However, if someone is under high stress and is high strung, it will likely have calming effects rather than sleep- inducing.
Ashwagandha’s ayurvedic name
Ashvagandha অ"গ$া (Bangla), Asgandh (Hindi) अशगंधा or असगंध
Ashwagandha’s origins are India, Nepal, parts of Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland).
Ashwagandha & Moon Juice
Our organic, sustainable Ashwagandha is hand-harvested in Rajasthan, India. We use a 15:1 concentrated extract that is created through 100% water-based extraction without the use of chemical solvent and alcohol.
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