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Ashwaganda - Withania somnifera

Ashwaganda - Withania somnifera


System: Nervous


Qualities/Actions: Belonging to the tomato family, Ashwagandha is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers, bearing small red fruits.  Used to strengthen and nourish the tissues all throughout the body. It's also used for stimulating libido.


Adaptogen: Help our bodies manage stress and restore balance after a stressful situation.

Anti-inflammatory: Controls inflammation, a reaction to injury or infection.

Antioxidant: A substance that protects cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Antispasmodic: Calms nervous and muscular spasms or convulsions.

Hepatoprotective: Ability of a chemical substance to prevent damage to the liver.

Hypolipidemic: Cholesterol lowering effect.

Immunomodulant: A substance that modifies, or modulates, the immune system to help your body respond to a disease or illness.

Nervine: Acts therapeutically upon the nerves, particularly in the sense of a sedative that serves to calm ruffled nerves.

Sedative: Exerts a soothing, tranquilizing effect on the body.



Common Use: Decoction, Tincture. Can be taken as a powder mixed into warm milk.


Safety: Should not be used in pregnacy. Ashwaganda can modify the blood glucose levels so people with diabetes should only use under the care of a qualified healthcare professional.


Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.





Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

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