Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder


Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder

  • Supports the immune system

    • By increasing four different immune system cells

  • May also support stress and sleep

  • Well researched

How to add to your diet

  1. Add to smoothies 1 tablespoon

  2. Add to Bliss balls  1-2 tablespoons to around 2.5 cups of ingredients such as nuts and dates

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Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine because it serves many purposes and benefits many body systems, including the immune, neurological, endocrine and reproductive systems. The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people stay healthy without the need for suffering, prescription drugs or complicated surgeries.


Ashwagandha Side Effects & Precautions

Ashwagandha is made up of steroidal lactones or withanolides, including withanolide A, withaferin A and withanone. These structures are unique to ashwagandha and have different medicinal effects. Some parts of the plant contain more of these compounds than others, so when you are choosing an ashwagandha extract, you should pay attention to where it comes from. Leaf extracts usually contain higher levels of withaferin A, which is used to kill cancer cells and has cytotoxic effects. For all other health conditions, you should be using ashwagandha root extracts.

When taken in appropriate doses, ashwagandha has been regarded as safe for human consumption. Some possible side effects of ashwagandha include upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea. If you notice any of these side effects, stop taking the herb right away.

Ashwagandha should never be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as there is some evidence it may induce miscarriages and there is no available safety information about breastfeeding while on ashwagandha.

People using diabetes medications, blood pressure medications, medications that suppress the immune system, sedatives or medications for thyroid problems should not use ashwagandha unless they’ve consulted with their doctor first. Because the herb also works to modify these conditions, there may be adverse interactions.

It is possible that ashwagandha could increase symptoms of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

If you are going to have surgery that requires anesthesia, you should stop taking ashwagandha at least two weeks beforehand in case the herb further slows down your central nervous system. (24)