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Ashwagandha Root (Organic) - 1 oz.

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    COMMON NAME
    Standardized: ashwagandha
    Other: winter cherry, ashvagandha

    BOTANICAL NAME
    Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
    Plant Family: Solanaceae

    PARTS USED
    Root

    OVERVIEW
    Ashwaganda is a highly revered botanical used in Ayurveda and is praised for its adaptogenic and tonic properties. In many Asian countries, all parts of the plant are utilized, and the tender leaves are eaten as a gentle nourishing herb.

    CULTIVATION AND HARVESTING
    Ashwagandha is native to India where it grows in the wild. It is also cultivated throughout the country for larger production needs.

    HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
    In Ayurveda, the root is used, often powdered and mixed with honey and ghee (clarified butter). It has been part of their repertoire for millennia. 'Ashwagandha' literally means 'smelling like a horse' which most likely refers to its actual scent.

    In Ayurveda it is a helpful sleep aid and used to balance various conditions that arise from 'vata dosha' imbalances. It is believed to encourage youth and vitality. It is considered a grounding and nourishing herb and supportive to female well-being.

    FLAVOR NOTES AND ENERGETICS
    Bitter, sweet, astringent in flavor and energetically warming (mildly).

    USES AND PREPARATIONS
    Dried roots cut and sifted for tea or making liquid extracts.

    PRECAUTIONS
    Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
    We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

    This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.

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