Ashwagandha Root – 16 oz Powder
“INDIAN GINSENG”: Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera) has been used in the traditional Indian systems of medicine (Unani, Ayurveda) for thousands of years. Ashwagandha belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Other known plants in the Solanaceae family include goji berries, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant. Pertaining to the smell of the root, “ashwa” translates to horse and “gandha” to smell, as the fresh root is said to smell like a ‘wet horse.’ Folklore has it that it was believed that the horse smell was an indication that consuming the root would give a person the power of a horse. Ashagandha root contains numerous biologically-active compounds which exert health benefits when consumed.*
VITAL HEALTH BENEFITS: Although not actually a member of the ginseng family, one of ashwagandha’s common name is “Indian ginseng” due to the ginseng-esque like energy effects the root imparts.* Ashwagandha has a reputation as a potent adaptogen and scientific studies have confirmed this. Adaptogens are herbs that help a person be more resilient to stress through modulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.* Being connected to the central nervous system and endocrine system, the HPA axis controls stress responses, energy metabolism, and neuropsychiatric function.
The species name ‘somnifera’ is Latin for “sleep-inducer.” Ashwagandha is considered a nervine tonic. As a nervine tonic, ashwagandha works on the nervous system helping to nourish it and keep it calm.* Ashwagandha root also supports immunity, something you can’t survive without these days.*
HARD-CORE STANDARDS: Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, certified vegan by Vegan Action, certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, and certified kosher by Orthodox Union. Additionally, our TruGanic™ standard (lab tested for pesticides and GMOs (genetically modified ingredients) upon ingredient qualification ensures purity and quality. Free of fillers, binders, and flow agents; products are lab tested for botanical identity, heavy metals, microbiological activity, and gluten.
HIGHEST MANUFACTURING STANDARDS: Manufactured in the USA in an FDA registered facility. Recognized as NSF International/ANSI (American National Standards Institute) cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) certified manufacturing standards. Made in an organic, kosher, gluten-free, and vegan compliant facility.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Ashwagandha Love Potion
8 ounces nut/seed milk
1 t. ashwagandha powder
1 t. carob powder
1 t. lucuma powder
1/2 t. reishi powder
Blend and serve warm.