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Also known as
Withania somnifera, Indian Ginseng, Avarada
Ashwagandha is typically found and cultivated in India, and is often used by those with overworked and tense lives. Ashwagandha is known as Indian Ginseng and it is currently being applied in Ayurvedic medicine to treat hypertension and stress related ailments.
Withanine is the primary active, but others include somniferine, somnine, pseudo-withanine, tropine, pseudo-tropine, cuscohygrine, anferine and anhydrine.
Our Ashwagandha is strong enough to be used in capsules or chewed directly and also makes an effective tea. Average doses range from 100 mg to 2 grams depending on desired effects, with low doses being more relaxing and higher doses more stimulating.
Ashwagandha has been traditionally used in Ayurveda to help the body deal with chronic fatigue, impotency, memory loss, neurological problems and anxiety. Ashwagandha is believed to be a very useful tool for reducing anxiety due to it's GABA mimicking effects. Ashwagandha has been shown to posses immense anti-oxidant activity and recent research has shown that Ashwagandha protects from the structural changes induced by morphine withdrawal. Ashwagandha has also been shown to increase acetylcholine receptor activity and this may explain it's positive effects on cognition and memory. Ashwagandha is mentioned in the Kama Sutra as an herb to be used for heightening the sexual experience and can help extend the duration of the act of love making, likely due to it's dualistic stimulating and calming qualities. Ashwagandha is a great daily supplement, it's effects building and maintaining over time. Ashwagandha has been used for over 3,000 years and the vast amount of evidence of it's benefits speaks for itself. It comes highly recommended in times of severe strife and stress and is a vital ally for lessening anxiety without decreasing energy levels.
As with all herbs, please speak to your doctor before use, especially so if you are pregnant or taking any other herbs, supplements or medications.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 19 March, 2011.
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