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Ashwagandha (Withania) - Powder

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Botanical name:  Withania somnifera

Family:  Solanaceae

Other common names:  Withania, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry

Part used:  Root

Actions:  Adaptogenic, Tonic, Sedative

Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a rejuvenating tonic. It helps the body adapt to physical and mental stress.

It increases vitality, but also encourages rest and relaxation. Ashwagandha can improve mental alertness and memory retention.


Uses and preparations

  • Ashwagandha is a nurturing tonic that relaxes rather than stimulates the body making it useful for recovery after illness or extreme stress. 
  • A mild sedative, it can help calm the body to give a deeper more restful sleep.
  • Good for disease prevention in the elderly, for those who push themselves hard, such as athletes and over-achievers and weak, thin, ‘always sick’ children.


Infusion: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2tsp (3-6g) Ashwagandha root powder, cover and infuse for 5-10 minutes, then strain. It can be drunk hot or cold (even added to smoothies/juices) and can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours.

Milk drink: prepare as above, add 1 cup of warm milk. Add honey and a grating of nutmeg to taste. 

Tincture: Make a 1:5 tincture of Ashwagandha and 45% alcohol for convenience if taking a number of herbs at once  

Soups and smoothies: Soaking Ashwagandha root in warm water and then blending it into soups or smoothies is an easy way to enjoy the benefits of this nurturing root.



Withania somnifera is generally well tolerated and there are no known side effects. 

Caution: May potentiate the effects of the drug thyroxine - need to monitor.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

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    Carly P.
    Australia Australia
    Thanks for the reminder :)

    I love this product I have had it twice a day since I received it and am going to be placing another order right now :)

    john D.
    Australia Australia

    very happy with my ashwagandha it is good and dose all it is supposed to do .

    Drackett P.
    Australia Australia
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    Excellnt service and very Prompt