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Ashwagandha (Withania)

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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

  • Withania 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.


Decoction: Simmer Withania root in water for up to 20 minutes. It can be drunk hot or cold and can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours.

Milk decoction: simmer gently 1-2 tsp of Withania root in 1 cup water for 20min. Add 1 cup of milk and heat without boiling. Add honey and a grating of nutmeg to taste

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

Soups and smoothies: Soaking Withania 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.


Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


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Monday to Friday

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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

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    Robert K.
    Australia Australia

    Very satisfied from the product. Thanks guys

    Australia Australia
    Great service.

    Apart from purchasing some dried herbs, we also bought an aswagandha plant from Herb Cottage. It all arrived within 2 days and was very neatly and securely wrapped. I would buy from again. Great prices and communication was spot on.

    paul w.
    Good products

    Have dealt with Herb Cottage for few years now, there products (herbs) in my case, are always good, fresh and sent quickly good service very happy.

    Thanks a bunch

    Never disappointed with any purchase from Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm and I love the dried Withania. Will be buying all my herbals from you in future.