Ashwaganda Root (Withania somnifera) 1lb/454g BULK Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Withania somnifera
Common names: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng
Plant Description: The Ashwaganda plant is an evergreen perennial shrub which is usually found in the arid parts of India and has been found as far west as Israel. It sometimes grows as tall as seven feet and looks similar to a large potato plant. Although different parts of the plant have been used, the root is the primary source. The Latin name for the plant literally means "sweat of a horse" because the root smells like a damp horse.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner.
Cautions & Interactions: Do not take during pregnancy. Keep out of reach of children.