Latin Name: Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha is an incredibly healthy medicinal herb. It is classified as an “adaptogen,” meaning that it can help your body manage stress.
Aswhagandha also provides all sorts of other benefits for your body and brain.
For example, it can lower blood sugar levels, reduce cortisol, boost brain function and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Benefits of ashwagandha powder include :
It Can Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
It Can Boost Testosterone and Increase Fertility in Men
Ashwagandha May Increase Muscle Mass and Strength
It May Reduce Inflammation
It May Lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides
It May Improve Brain Function, Including Memory
With the Whole Root, you can put several roots into boiling water, bring to a simmer, and steep for several hours.
You can also put 25g. at a time into a pot of water and let it steep all day. Either preparation can be reheated for use throughout the day.
This tea tastes great with a honey and a pinch of warming cinnamon.
Use it as a coffee substitute when you’re craving a little variety in your morning ritual, or simply savor it throughout the day like your favorite tea.
Ashwagandha is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth short-term. The long-term safety of ashwagandha is not known. Large doses of ashwagandha might cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting.
It’s not known whether it’s safe to apply ashwagandha directly to the skin.