Ashwagandha, in Latin Whitania somnifera, or Indian ginseng, is one of the most valuable jewels of traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used regularly for centuries for its beneficial effects on the whole organism. It serves as a tonic, improves mood, reduces stress and can also improve cognitive functions. It is no accident compared to ginseng – it also acts as a stimulant and aphrodisiac. Due to the high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it is used as an adaptogen – it supports the overall optimization of the organism and is an effective prevention against diseases.
Pour 3 grams of powder (one level teaspoon) with 250 ml of hot liquid – we recommend using milk or water, and mix. It can be flavored with sugar or honey. The powder can also be added to yoghurts, muesli, smoothies and other foods. Combination with Maca peruvian and cocoa powder is suitable.
For more information about the herb, its history, and more, visit our herbarium.