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Ashwagandha (Withania)

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Ashwagandha

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.

 

Decoction: Simmer Ashwagandha 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 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.

 

Precautions

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.

Delivery

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

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)

HERB PLANTS

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

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

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    SB
    09/05/2021
    Samantha B.
    Australia Australia
    Always Excellent

    This Ashwaganda is always brilliant quality. It improves my mental alertness and mood in general.

    ES
    08/28/2021
    Elizabeth S.
    Australia Australia
    Relaxing Tea

    This herb does what it says. Sleeping much better with it.

    AB
    05/24/2021
    Andrew B.
    Australia Australia
    Would recommend

    Very satisfied with the product and the service.