Other: winter cherry, ashvagandha
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
Plant Family: Solanaceae
Ashwaganda is a highly revered medicinal herb used in Ayurveda for millennia and praised as a longevity and vitality tonic. It is often referred to as 'Indian ginseng' due to its similarity to ginseng in its action. Its herbal actions span a wide range from adaptogenic to sedative. In many Asian countries, all parts of the plant are utilized, and the tender leaves are eaten as a vegetable. As a gentle nourishing herb, it can be administered to children as well as the elderly. Many scientific studies exist regarding its manifold healing properties.
Anxiolytic, tonic, hypolipidemic, rejuvenative, nervine, sedative, and adaptogenic.
USES AND PREPARATIONS
Dried roots cut and sifted for tea, powdered and added to formulas, tinctured, or encapsulated
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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