Ashwagandha tincture in 2oz dropper bottle
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogen, an herb which acts to normalize the body, promote homeostasis, optimize metabolism, and improve resistance to a variety of disease factors.* This winsome member of the nightshade family, a cousin of tomatoes and potatoes, has been used in Traditional Indian Medicine for thousands of years. In India, ashwagandha is known as the “strength of the stallion” since it has traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system after an illness.
MushroomLife has taken the root of the ashwagandha plant, ground it into a powder, and extracted with hot ethanol to make a tincture. Ashwagandha is a natural yet potent agonist of GABA receptors, which may be responsible for its calming effect.* It may calm anxiety in the brain, but this root has also also been implicated as a sexual potentiator, and in tincture format it can stimulate the libido in under 20 minutes.* The stimulating effect it has on hormones has also been linked to cortisol-lowering and balancing of the thyroid gland. Additionally ashwagandha could be pivotal in helping to control anemia, given that it contains bioactive iron, naturally accumulated from the red clay soil in which it grows.*
In one clinical trial of people with moderate to severe anxiety, researchers compared the effects of a standardized ashwagandha root preparation, to psychotherapy alone. After eight weeks, the group that received the root mixture had decreased anxiety/fatigue along with increased concentration, compared to group that underwent psychotherapy alone.*
Ashwagandha may increase the sedative effects of benzodiazepines, it may not be safe to take with immunosuppressants, and is not advised for women who are pregnant.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.