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Ashwagandha herb

Ashawagandha (Withania somnifera) is both a nervine and adaptogenic herb. Also known as “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”, Ashwagandha is a highly revered herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine as a Rasayana (tonic). It's fresh leaves are said to assist with maintaining health weight when made into a tea. We do plan on offering fresh leaf to our local customers next season (when we increase our refrigeration capacity). A powerful herb, it is used traditionally to enhance the function of the brain and nervous system and to improve the memory. It is supports the function of the reproductive system promoting a healthy sexual and reproductive balance. Being a powerful adaptogen, it enhances the body's resilience to stress. Ashwagandha improves the body's defense against disease by improving the cell-mediated immunity. It also possesses potent antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. 


This season, we are happy to offer these precious roots which can be added to your tea blends or smoothies, or mixed with water, ghee (clarified butter) or honey. You can also create your own capsules with it although you may need to grind it into a finer powder. There are various resources about amounts recommended for use so do your research. I find that a daily little pinch goes a long way. 


Disclaimer:  Information shared on this site is for educational purposes. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment or advice. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a known medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing. Although we do our best to provide accurate and useful information, you are responsible to research and verify information before relying on it. We are medicinal plant and herbs farmers, herbalists, and tea blenders. We are not licensed or registered healthcare practitioners.  We are also believers in the safety and efficacy of botanical medicine.


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