Ashwagandha Powder & Tablets
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a bushy herb that has been used for thousands of years for its stress support. An adaptogen is a herb that supports the body’s healthy response to stress and nourishes the adrenals.
Ashwagandha goes by many other names; withania, Indian ginseng, and winter cherry. The name Ashwagandha actually translates to ‘the smell and strength of a horse’ in Sanskrit – but don’t let that put you off! The translation gives a good indication into its historical use, purported to give men the vigour of a horse, which was arguably a positive trait to have in ancient times.
What is Ashwagandha?
Found natively growing in India, Ashwagandha is a well-established part of the Ayurvedic system of health where it has been used for thousands of years. The root of the plant is harvested, dried, ground up, and is taken traditionally as a warm drink with ghee, honey, and milk.
Today, Ashwaghanda has been adopted by herbalists and enthusiasts alike, and is the most commonly known and used adaptogen in the world for both men and women. Everything you need to know about adaptogenic ashwagandha.
The benefits of Ashwagandha
- Ashwagandha is accessible, and suitable for all ages.
- Taken traditionally as a drink before bed it can support a restful night’s sleep. Tart Cherry and Valerian are relaxing supplements that support healthy sleep when needed.
- Supports the body’s nervous system and resilience during times of increased pressure. Take Ashwagandha alongside Rhodiola to give your adrenals some extra love.
- Ashwagandha supports a calm mind.
Supplements to support a busy lifestyle
Life can get busy and overwhelming at times, an adaptogen can support your body response to the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ response and take on the world with a calm, focused disposition. At HealthPost we have a full range of Mood & Sleep Supplements to support you through.