All herbs are superstars in their own right. When you need 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 various attributes that make it a critical adaptogen anyone can use. Learn how to find, use, and create with ashwagandha to best utilize its anti-inflammatory prowess!

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What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, also known as Withania Somnifera or Indian Ginseng, is an evergreen shrub found and cultivated in warm, dry climates like parts of Africa and India. The root is the part most valued by herbalists. It is an essential component of Indian Ayurveda, said to possess an anti-inflammatory attribute that aids stress and muscle swelling. 

Ashwagandha is an Adaptogen, an herb or exercise that can aid your body’s stress. 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 excellent anti-inflammatory and blood-pressure-lowering attributes work double-time to remove the stressors that strain us. And, because it is an herbal remedy, there are many ways to take it!

While it may play its role well in Ayurveda, taking Ashwagandha in small doses and ensuring it is safe to take with other medicines or herbal remedies is essential. Be sure only to use this herb in small quantities. Every taste is enough to capture its public benefits fully. It is better to be safe than sorry, so double-check with a trained herbalist or wellness professional before adding stronger ashwagandha to your medicinal repertoire.

How to Take Ashwagandha

Wondering how to take ashwagandha? There are plenty of amazing ways to try this superstar herb. Water or tea served with finely powdered forms (churna), ghee, and honey are the most popular in Indian practices. When mixed in teas, ashwagandha can go down smooth, disguise the flavor, and lessen any adverse effects the herb may have on you. Diluting herbs with water allows you to utilize its soothing, stress-relieving effects.

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Ashwagandha and The Alchemist’s Kitchen

At The Alchemist’s Kitchen, we offer various 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 and other stress relievers like Schisandra. Sun Potion’s Yin Powder also possesses potent ashwagandha powder to aid emotional equilibrium and increase feminine energies. These products help with stress and anti-inflammation; dozens also tap into our spiritual sides. Anima Mundi’s Herbal Dream Elixir is another excellent mix of potent herbs to aid restlessness.

For pure ashwagandha products, check out Sun Potion’s Ashwagandha Adaptogenic Elixir. Along with this elixir, try our own Ashwagandha Adaptogenic Capsules. These capsules promise stress relief, cognitive clarity, and an immune system boost that the power of this superstar herb can only grant!

Talk with your herbalist and consider making Ashwagandha a staple in your herbal diet. You may find it is the perfect herb to cure the stressor stuck in your life!

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Frankie Kavakich


Frankie Kavakich is a published prose and poetry writer and a practicing witch whose love for the occult and horror permeates their everyday life. For eight years, they have studied a variety of practices including kitchen witchery, chaos magick, divination, manifestation, and brujería. Within their writing, Frankie features numerous topics ranging from ghosts and spirits to the importance of community and reliance on nature's bounty. Their great grandmother Nilda was a healer from the rain forests of Puerto Rico, and Frankie is endlessly inspired by the gentle hands and kind hearts of their ancestors.

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