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Ashwagandha Root Powder - Organic

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About Product

  • Indian ginseng - An Ayurvedic superstar!
  • Ashwagandha is a plant commonly used in India. The root is primarily recognized for its possibly adaptogenic properties.
  • An adaptogen is a physiological agent with the ability to possibly support the body...

Ashwagandha may possibly show promise for supporting brain function. It has been used traditionally in India for people with mental deficits in geriatric patients. Researchers have found that ashwagandha may possibly support healthy receptor activity. Increased receptor capacity might partly explain the possible brain nourishing effects of extracts from ashwagandha observed in animals and humans. Further studies indicate that ashwagandha may support the growth of healthy axons and dendrites.

According to traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha most likely affects multiple body systems to possibly support healthy emotional well-being, mental sharpness, and physical endurance. Pharmacological studies indicate the mechanism of action is Withaferin-A, a primary Withanolide in Ashwagandha, which possibly supports healthy neurotransmitter pathways in the brain. This may, in fact, support memory and other cognitive processes. Scientists have yet to pinpoint the specific functions supporting a healthy immune system response and other regulatory body systems, though it is believed that all the active that derive from the plant work together to support a healthy mental outlook.

Research has also found that raw ashwagandha may support healthy levels of three naturally powerful antioxidants: superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. The effects of these antioxidants may explain the reported anti-stress, cognition-facilitating, anti-aging effects and its ability to support a healthy inflammation response produced in experimental animal and in clinical situations.

These findings are consistent with the therapeutic use of ashwagandha root in Ayurveda as a possible overall health supporter. The root is primarily recognized for its adaptogenic properties. An adaptogen is a physiological agent with the ability to nourish the body which in turn supports the body's ability to have a healthy stress response. Through this nourishment, the body is now able to better deal with daily emotional and physical stresses.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder may include:

  • May support healthy memory & mental function
  • May support a healthy mental outlook
  • May combat mental or physical fatigue
  • May support a healthy immune system response
  • May support a healthy stress response


Constituents of Ashwagandha Root include:

  • Trihydroxy(s), , alkaloids, , , beta-sitosterol, , chlorogenic-acid, choline, cysteine, dulcitol, hentriacontane, hydroxyproline, , , , , starch, sucrose, tropine, , withaferin(s), , withanolide-D-G-N-O


Ashwagandha Root is a variety of Nightshade (Solanaceae) which is the common name used to describe a diverse group of over 2,700 species of plants including fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinals, shrubs, vines, and trees that contain a toxic alkaloid called Atropine.

For more information about Nightshade click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanaceae

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: 1 teaspoon twice daily.

Other preparations:

Decoction: Use the ratio of 1 tablespoon of herb for every 10 ounces of water. Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover & lower to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to sit for another 10 minutes. Strain and serve (this method is specific for barks and roots).

Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5-minute shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our bacopa powder and our coconut oil for a brain nourishing boost.

Botanical Name: Withania Somnifera.

Other Names: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng, Indian Winter Cherry.

Parts Used: Ashwagandha Root.

Ingredients: Raw Ashwagandha Root Powder.

Origin: Grown and dried in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.

Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:

  • This product is packaged in airtight stand-up,resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
  • Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
  • This product is natural and minimally processed.
  • Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.

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