Live Superfoods Ashwagandha Powder, Organic, 12 oz

Live Superfoods Ashwagandha Root Powder, 12 ozAshwagandha (Withania somnifera), is a commonly and extensively used herb in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional health care paradigm of India.Its roots have been used for thousands of years for many health issues, such as boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, improve memory and mental acuity, rejuvenating the body and managing stress.Historically Ashwagandha has been noted to enhance reproductive tissues asnating the body and managing stress.Historically Ashwagandha has been noted to enhance reproductive tissues as well as enliven sexual potency and fertility for both men and women.Ashwagandha root powder has a calming effect and may cause drowsiness or sleepiness in some individuals, depending on anxiety and current stress levels (some may feel a general calmness while others may feel drowsy).Ashwagandha contains many useful medicinal chemicals, including withanolides, (steroidal lactones), alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, amino acids, and a variety of sugars. While the leaves and fruit have valuable therapeutic properties, the root of the ashwagandha plant is the part most commonly used in Western herbal remedies.Live Superfoods Ashwagandha Root Powder is a light tan color, with a slightly nutty fragrance and a very mild but slightly bitter flavor.Medical researchers have been studying ashwagandha and have carried out over 200 studies, showing these benefits: builds immune system protection combats the effects of stress improves learning, memory, and reaction time reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness stabilizes blood sugar lowers cholesterol reduces brain-cell degeneration contains anti-malarial properties offers anti-inflammatory benefits supports proper function of the adrenal glandsSome studies have also found that ashwagandha inhibits the growth of cancer cells in small animals, but further research is needed to determine these effects on humans.For those with insomnia, mixing a small amount with warmed milk (dairy, almond, soy, rice) before bed aids in a more restful and rejuvenating sleep.As with most herbs, ashwagandha root powder is best taken on an empty stomach.12 oz in resealable package. read more