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Ashwagandha Root 1/2 Oz

Ashwagandha Root 1/2 Oz

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One half ounce, cut and sifted.100% Certified USDA Organic & Kosher.

Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera) Ashwagandha root, is an evergreen shrub with its history stretching back thousands of years, holds a prominent place in traditional Indian medicine. Nicknamed "Indian ginseng" for its rejuvenating properties, ashwagandha's name itself translates from Sanskrit to "smell of the horse," alluding to its invigorating effects. In Ayurveda, a holistic healing system, ashwagandha is revered as an adaptogen, a substance believed to enhance the body's resilience to stress. Its roots and leaves are used in various forms, including powders, teas, and pastes, to address a range of ailments.

Medicinally, ashwagandha has been linked to reducing anxiety and stress, possibly due to its ability to regulate cortisol levels. The herb's name "somnifera," derived from the Latin for "sleep-inducing," reflects its historical use as a sleep remedy & suggests it might also improve sleep quality and even boost testosterone in men. Additionally, ashwagandha's anti-inflammatory properties are being explored for their potential benefits in managing conditions like arthritis and rheumatism.

While ashwagandha isn't a common culinary ingredient, some parts of the plant are occasionally used in Indian subcontinent cuisine. The young shoots and berries can be consumed as vegetables, though caution is advised as some find them bitter. Ashwagandha root, on the other hand, is not typically eaten due to its strong taste and earthy odor.

Ashwagandha root also holds significance in magical practices. In certain traditions, it's viewed as a talisman for vitality, protection, longevity, vitality and love The root's use in rituals and spells reflects its symbolic association with strength and resilience to promote emotional well-being and reduce negative influences.

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