Name: Ashwagandha powder
Primary Category: Adaptogen
Latin Name: Withania somnifera
Effects: Stress, Memory, Immune system
The herb Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is said to promote longevity and good health.
Ashwagandha is Sanskrit for smell of the horse, both refer to its unique smell and ability for improving the body. Its botanical name is Withania somnifera, and also Indian ginseng and winter cherry.
Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India for thousands of years. Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng because it has similar properties to ginseng plants. Ashwagandha is used to help maintain healthy blood cells and cholesterol levels, improve sexual function, mood balance, energy, strengthen the immune system and reduce stress levels.
The benefits of Ashwagandha dates back several thousand years in history where its extract was used for supporting male vitality with Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha was additionally utilized by warriors to get their mind sharp before battles or competitions. Ashwagandha has been shown to have a positive effect on stress, mental and performance when taken orally or applied.
Ashwagandha can be used as a supplemental herb and is one of the most popular and commonly used herbs in India. Ashwagandha’s benefits are mainly attributed to its anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic properties that help restore a normal balance between stress and relaxation, with studies showing a reduction in cortisol levels. Ashwagandha makes us feel relaxed, calm and composed with enhanced mental alertness which it provides during the immune-enhancing action by protecting the body from harmful effects of free radicals and anxiety.
Some people believe that taking Ashwagandha keeps them younger and healthier. Grounding herbs help to ground us and support our physical health; they’re especially helpful for women who may be feeling stressed out, anxious, or overwhelmed.
We use the ingredient, Ashwagandha root (Indian Ginseng) powder in many supplement formulations that are suggested to provide decreased levels of stress and overall health improvement including anxiety.
Work with our holistic wellness product development team to find out more about the best uses of this natural plant based ingredient, Ashwagandha root extract. We can discuss various ways to create a dietary supplement that helps to reduce cortisol levels as well as oxidative stress. Find out more about how to incorporate Ashwagandha root extract into new product formulations.
Bittersweet, slightly bitter, mildly cooling; energizing.
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