Today let’s talk about the benefits of ashwagandha. We will treat this blog post relatively close to a material Medica, one that you can look back on when you need to about this wonderful herb. As noted, this is a tincture that is provided in our shop!

Disclaimer:

As always, the information in this blog post is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any diseases. Always consult a medical professional before starting any herbal treatment.

Ashwagandha

Latin name: Withania somnifera

Plant Description: A shrub that grows to about 3 – 5 feet high. Branches grow on a central stem are covered in a fine hair and leaves alternate The flowers are green on the outside and yellow inside. The fruit when ripe, are a smooth orange-red berry and are inside a papery covering called calyx. Roots are long and brown.

Photo from google

Parts used: Roots

Harvesting: like all roots, best gathered in the fall

Herbal Actions:

Benefits:

Improves:
cognitive memory
testosterone
brain function
sleep
Libido

Reduces:

stress,
anxiety
depression
ulcers
inflammation
pain.

Topically:

Helps acne
Repairs dull and dry skin
Helps retain moisture
Nourishes the skin
Naturally plumps the skin
Encourages healthy hair growth
Increases cellular energy in the skin
Makes skin brighter
Anti-aging properties.

Who should not take ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha can increase immune response, so it’s recommended that individuals with autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, or other conditions) should stray from this herb.

On our website ashwagandha was available for the first time. It sold out quickly so I do believe you guys know whats good for you! But as a reminder you can use tinctures under the tongue or topically as well. You could also buy this herb dried from Mountainroseherbs.com and do compresses (soaking a towel in an ashwagandha tea and placing on your skin, essentially) poultices, and more!

So what do you think? Do you need ashwagandha?

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