Part used: Root
Energetics: Sharp, bitter, earthy, slightly sweet
Actions: Antiviral, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immunomodulating, adaptogenic, antispasmodic, febrifuge, hepatic
Indications: Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, chronic connective tissue disorders, anxiety, impaired memory, insomnia, ADHD
This multi-faceted herb is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine and has a history of use for over 2,500 years. It is highly valued for its neuroprotective, thyroid modulating, anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. In Sanskrit, ashwagandha is known as the “strength of the stallion” as it is traditionally used to strengthen the immune system after illness. It is also referred to as “Indian ginseng” due to its actions as a stress protective agent shown by its incredible results for lowering cortisol levels. Ashwagandha is one of the most researched adaptogenic herbs and is extensively used for its restorative and rejuvenating benefits, as well as its ability to enhance stamina and improve resilience to stress.
Ashwagandha is used in our Spirit Dust.