In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is a primary strengthening tonic, used for debility, inflammatory conditions, premature ageing, low libido, impotence and infertility. It may also strengthen the nervous and immune systems. Unlike many other adaptogens and aphrodisiacs, Ashwagandha is not over-stimulating; and may actually promote sound sleep, as well as meditation. It is also used for week knees and back, joint and nerve pain, and arthritis.
Contents: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root or powder
Preparation: Powder: 3 grams in warm milk, or
added to smoothies. Root: 1-2 tsp simmered 10
minutes. Take 2 times daily
Other names: Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry
Grown in: India
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Root
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
Some caution is advised in the use of this plant since it is toxic when
eaten. * Researchers concluded that despite its reputation as an
aphrodisiac, ashwagandha may be detrimental to male sexual
competence. * Pregnant women should avoid using ashwagandha at all
costs because it may induce abortion. This herb should also not be used in conjunction with prescription medications such as benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors because they may cause excessive drowsiness.
For specific herb contraindications, see our detailed herb information site.
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