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Ashwagandha Powder

Ashwagandha Powder

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Also known as winter cherry and Indian ginseng, ashwagandha is a member of the nightshade family, which makes it related to tomato and eggplant. The powder is taken as a supplement, usually by sprinkling over cooked foods or adding to yogurt, juice or smoothies.

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Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha Powder

Ashwagandha, powder

a.
quick look

variety information to have
cups to lb3
originindia
active compoundsAlkaloid, with anoloids—which are steroidal lactones, and iron. These compounds resemble ginseng, which is why it's commonly known as Indian ginseng.
plant part usedroot
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

c.
uses

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culinaryIn Indian cuisine, ashwagandha is often blended with honey or ghee (clarified butter) and sometimes other herbs to produce a seasoning called churna, which is added to soups, stews and rice and vegetable dishes.

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d.
flavor profile

ashwaganda

Ashwagandha is sharp, pungent, bitter and slightly sweet.


culinary companions

As a seasoning, it is commonly combined with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon.

f.
what else you should know

ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has a documented history of use in India that spans more than 5,000 years. The herb is particularly significant in Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of healing. The key role of the herb is that of an adaptogen, meaning that it helps the various body systems to regain balance after undergoing a period of stress or trauma.

Ashwagandha is also considered to be a potent rejuvenator and is credited with promoting longevity and fertility. In fact, its name, which roughly translates to “smell of the horse,” is a testament to the herb’s strength and efficacy.

Because ashwagandha is considered to be one of the foods and spices that are thought to promote clarity of thought and memory recall, it is classified in Ayurveda as a Medharasayan.


Background: Its Hindu name means "Horse smell," because the herb smells like a sweaty horse.  This herb has been used for centuries in India as food ingredient. 

Description: Native to India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, is cultivated from seeds and the leaves, fruit, and root are harvested in the spring and fall.   It grows as an erect shrub that sprouts yellow flowers and fresh berries.

The ashwaganda root is powdered or dried as are the leaves while the berries are chewed in some parts of the world or dried for later use.

Safety: Unknown if Ashwagandha is safe for pregnant and nursing women. Used safely by children in India. Do not take Ashwagandha if congested.


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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
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