Ashwagandha Root

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1 oz Fresh Ashwagandha Root
Naturally grown, hand-harvested to order

Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, is an annual rhyzomatous herb plant grown for it's medicinal root. Taken as a tea or in a tincture or capsule form, Ashwagandha is widely popular in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce anxiety and depression and to help achieve mental clarity.

How to Use Ashwagandha

"Ashwaganda comes in various forms. While there is no standard dose, it is usually recommended that you ingest only 3 to 6 grams of this powder daily. It should also be noted that to get the maximum health benefits that the plant offers, you should make sure to use fresh ashwagandha. Ideally, you should buy organic ashwagandha to avoid ingesting pesticides and other harmful chemicals used in conventional farming.  If you want to consume ashwagandha powder to maximize its healing uses, here is a recipe for ashwagandha tea with milk and cardamom." (Mercola)

Recommended Recipe

Ashwagandha Tea With Milk and Cardamom:

  • ½ cup raw organic milk
  • 1 teaspoon Ashwagandha powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup water
Procedure:
Boil milk, ashwagandha and honey over low heat.
Wait for it until the mixture is reduced to about ½ cup.
Add cardamom and drink while it's lukewarm. Consume this drink twice daily.

Plant Type:
Annual Herb

Harvest Season: 
Fall, Winter (multiple harvests per year depending on planting). 

Ashwaganda root is ready to harvest 150 to 180 days after planting, just as the berries have formed and the leaves have begun to yellow. 

Mature Size: 
Up to 2-3 ft tall and wide and can be grown in deep planters.

Soil & Moisture: 
Performs best in high, dry, sandy soil with consistent watering. Drought tolerant once established.

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile: 
Yes 

Growth Rate: 
Fast 

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 4+; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ 

Propagation: 
Our Ashwaganda is grown from seed and capable of harvest within one growing season
Because we are committed to reducing plastic waste and creating a more ethical plant shopping experience - almost all of our plants ship in biodegradable, plantable, or recyclable pots that can be planted right in the ground, composted, re-used or recycled!

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