All herbs are superstars in their own right. When you’re in need of a stress reliever, though, there is no other superstar herb to go to than ashwagandha. From aiding our immune system to reducing swelling of the brain and other muscles, ashwagandha has a variety of attributes that makes it an important adaptogen anyone can use. Learn how to find, use, and create with ashwagandha to best utilize its anti-inflammatory prowess!
Ashwagandha: Where, How, and Why?
Ashwagandha, also known as Withania Somnifera or Indian Ginseng, is an evergreen shrub that is found and cultivated in warm, dry climates like in parts of Africa and India. The root is the part most valued by herbalists. It is an important component of Indian Ayurveda, said to possess an anti-inflammatory attribute that aids stress and muscle swelling.
Ashwagandha is an Adaptogen, which are herbs or exercises that can aid your body’s stresses. This stress, be it physical, biological, or chemical can cause strain on us, so herbs like Ashwagandha offer some reprieve from this agony. Ashwagandha’s amazing anti-inflammatory and blood-pressure-lowering attributes work double-time to take away the stressors that strain us. And, because it is an herbal remedy, there are many ways for it to be taken!
While it may play its role well in Ayurveda, it is important to take Ashwagandha in small doses and after ensuring it is safe to take with other medicines or herbal remedies. Be sure to only use this herb in small doses. Ever a taste is enough to fully capture its general benefits. It is better to be safe than sorry in the end, so be sure to double-check with a trained herbalist or wellness professional before adding stronger ashwagandha to your medicinal repertoire.
How to Take It
Like many herbal remedies, the superstar herb ashwagandha has a variety of ways it can be taken. Finely powdered forms (churna), ghee, and honey are the most popular in Indian practices, as all of these can be mixed with water or teas. When mixed in teas, ashwagandha can go down smooth, disguise the flavor, and lessen any negative effects the herb may have on you. Diluting herbs with water allows you to best utilize its soothing, stress-relieving effects.
Ashwagandha and The Alchemist’s Kitchen
We at The Alchemist’s Kitchen offer an array of products that feature the purest Ashwagandha on the market. There is a product for every need you may have! This Super Star Herb is featured heavily in our Run the World Supplement along with other stress relievers like Schisandra. Sun Potion’s Yin Powder also possesses potent ashwagandha powder to aid in emotional equilibrium and increasing feminine energies. Not only do these products help with stress and anti-inflammation, but dozens also tap into our spiritual sides. Anima Mundi’s Herbal Dream Elixir is guided by the powers of ashwagandha, blue lotus, and kava to connect us to our dreams and promote a full night’s rest.
For pure ashwagandha products, check out Sun Potion’s Ashwagandha Adaptogenic Elixir. This vial is pure gold, made to combat the anxiety in your life and adapt you to your highest self. The elixir is fully organic and clean and made to enable you to harmonize with your mind, body, and spirit. Along with this elixir, try our own Ashwagandha Adaptogenic Capsules. Pure ashwagandha is made into an easily digestible form. These capsules promise stress relief, cognitive clarity, and an immune system boost that can only be granted by the power of this superstar herb!
Talk with your herbalist and consider making Ashwagandha a staple in your herbal diet. You may find that it is the perfect herb to cure the stressor stuck in your life!