Botanical Name: Withania somnifera.
Part Used: Dried root.
About Ashwagandha Powder: Ashwagandha is a true blessing to humankind, and is renowned in the ancient Ayurvedic tradition from India. Ayurvedic practitioners often say if you use Ashwagandha consistently for a year, you will have the strength of a horse for the next ten years! The earthy roots of Ashwagandha are adaptogenic, meaning that they help our bodies to navigate the daily stressors of life with increased resilience and grace. When taken over several months, we may find that we are experiencing deeper sleep and that our energy levels are sustained in a new way.
Ashwagandha relaxes and nourishes the nervous system, calms the mind, lessens occasional tension, supports healthy hormone balance, and supports overall vitality and vivaciousness. This plant is traditionally used as a deeply rejuvenating plant ally during postpartum, and is appropriate support for individuals of all genders. Ashwagandha supports the nervous system, hormonal system, immune system, and healthy liver function. Ashwagandha supports healthy cortisol levels.
Taste / Energetics: sweet, bitter, warming, pungent, earthy.
Actions: adaptogen, nervine, tonic, antispasmodic, rejuvenative.
When to reach for it: You're looking for self-care. You feel a bit depleted, lethargic, or cold. For postpartum, menopause, and post-menopause support. During recovery from long periods of stress or increased demands on mind, body, and spirit. To support an exercise or physical practice. To support healthy virility and stamina. In the evenings to calm the mind and support more restful sleep. Delicious as an evening drink, combined with warm coconut milk or almond milk, a touch of honey, a dropperful of Rose Petal Elixir and a pinch of cardamom.
Ingredients: Dried Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root^ powder.
Servings: About 47 per 4oz jar.
Serving Size: 1 tsp (2.4g) up to 3x/day.
Suggested Use: Mix 1/2-1 teaspoon in hot water, hot cereal, or warm milk 1-2 times daily. Sweeten with honey, maple syrup, or Rose Petal Elixir as desired. Add warming herbs like cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and cardamom. Particularly nice as part of an evening routine.
Safety Considerations: Consult your healthcare practitioner for use in pregnancy. Avoid use in hyperthyroidism. Ashwagandha is a member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family of plants, avoid if you have a sensitivity or allergies to the nightshade plant family.
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