About Ashwagandha Root Cut Organic
Ashwagandha has been used in India since ancient times as a rejuvenator and immunity booster. The first record of its use dates back to 6000 BC where it was used to treat arthritis, anxiety, among other uses. Today, it is used in Ayurvedic healing and there is some evidence to support the use of ashwagandha for stress and anxiety, arthritis, heart health, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Among the ayurvedic Rasayana herbs, Ashwagandha holds the most prominent place. Most of the Rasayana herbs are adaptogen / anti-stress agents.
The root of Ashwagandha is regarded as tonic, aphrodisiac, narcotic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, thermogenic and stimulant. The root smells like horse (“ashwa”), that is why it is called Ashwagandha (on consuming it gives the power of a horse). Ashwagandha is commonly available as a churna, a fine sieved powder that can be mixed with water, ghee (clarified butter) or honey. It enhances the function of the brain and nervous system and improves the memory. It improves the function of the reproductive system promoting a healthy sexual and reproductive balance. Being a powerful adaptogen, it enhances the body’s resilience to stress. Ashwagandha improves the body’s defense against disease by improving the cell-mediated immunity. It also possesses potent antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals.
Storage and shelf life
Store in a cool dry place. Ashwagandha powder has a shelf life of 24 months if store properly
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Nutritional values (per 100 gram)
Energy 3389 kJ/ 250 kCal
Protein (g) 0
Fat (g) 0; Saturated: 0
Carbohydrates (g) 75; Sugars: 0
Dietary fibre (g) 25
Salt (g) 0
How to use
To use Ashwagandha root cuts, follow these simple steps:
Measure: Start by measuring the desired amount of Ashwagandha root cuts based on your intended use. Typically, a teaspoon or tablespoon is a good starting point.
Prepare: Place the measured Ashwagandha root cuts in a pot or saucepan and add water. The general ratio is about 1 cup of water for every teaspoon of root cuts, but you can adjust it to your preference.
Simmer: Bring the water to a gentle simmer over low to medium heat. Allow the Ashwagandha root cuts to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep an eye on the pot to prevent boiling or burning.
Strain: After simmering, remove the pot from heat and let it cool slightly. Set up a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth over a bowl or cup. Pour the liquid through the strainer to separate the Ashwagandha root cuts from the infusion.
Enjoy: Once strained, your Ashwagandha infusion is ready to enjoy. You can drink it as is or add natural sweeteners like honey or stevia to enhance the taste. Alternatively, you can incorporate the infusion into your favorite recipes or herbal preparations.
Note: If you prefer a stronger infusion, you can increase the amount of Ashwagandha root cuts or extend the simmering time. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist for appropriate dosages and usage guidelines specific to your needs.
Remember, Ashwagandha root cuts are a powerful herbal ingredient, and it's always best to start with small amounts and gradually increase as needed.