Ashwagandha - 100 Caps (Organic, Whole)
Here at Skyfield Tropical, we have been growing and using the root of Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) for years. Until recently, we had only been able to find small amounts of potent organic dried herb powder - but now we finally have a good source of Organic, mature root material! This particular ashwagandha, which we have used alongside our own home-grown type for many years, comes from an organic source that is without doubt the most potent we have encountered in the herb industry. This is a long-term acting tonic herb, whose effects should become apparent after several days of regular use.
The effects of Ashwagandha are typically subdued, but become obvious after a few days. This is generally because much commercially available powdered herb material is of a low-potency - either it is harvested too early, or uprooted at the wrong time of year to meet commercial demands of the herb industry. Our particular ashwagandha is grown in an ideal hot climate, is harvested at the right time of year, and at an appropriate age (which, for Ashwagandha, is 1-2 years until maturity). We are now putting a micropowder of this herb in bottles of 100 easy-to-use capsules.
Ashwagandha has many medicinal properties, but the strongest effects among this particular source are as follows:
- Calmative; Ashwaganda is associated with calming the nerves, and is used generally as an anti-anxiety herb.
- Mental Restorative; Ashwagandha is associated with increases in mental capacities, clarity, and composure.
- Sexual Potency; After a week of use Ashwagandha can noticeably deepen one's sexual energy and experiences. We find it is a life-affirming herb, and enhancement of sexual experience is a predominant use of ashwagandha in Ayurvedic medicine.
- Physical Endurance; Ashwagandha is a true 'adaptogenic' herb, increasing the body and mind's resistance to stress. This is the other predominant traditional use, for which it is effective.
Ashwagandha is one of the key herbs at the heart of India's Ayurvedic medicinal tradition. It has been used to treat ailments safely for many thousands of years. There are very few reported interactions with ashwagandha, the most prominent being that it has been known to increase the effects of some psychoactive substances.
**Interesting Trivia: "Ashwagandha" is a name that is also a Hindi description of the plant. In Hindi, "Ashva" translates to 'horse' and "Gandha" means 'odor' or 'smell.' Indeed, we find the plant itsewlf smells a bit like a horse barn.
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