We just harvested Ashwaganda, washed the roots, and then chopped and dried them. Soon we will have tins of Ashwaganda root tea for sale.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is in the Solanaceae family and the plant originated in India. It is also called Winter Cherry. Ashwagandha is called an adaptogenic herb. This is because the root is used to make a tea or powder that improves physical energy, increases immunity, and increases the vitality of those recovering from a chronic illness. It has also been used in pain management for rheumatoid arthritis. The root has positive effects on the endocrine, cardio, and central nervous systems. It is used to restore libido in males and it increases male fertility. Preliminary studies show that it helps to reduce the negative effects of stress, to slow tumor growth, to reduce cholesterol, and to reduce anxiety and help with sleep. It is also said to be good for fibromyalgia when mixed with Kava and Scullcap. Ashwagandha is also said to boost GABA and serotonin to help reduce anxiety.
How to make Ashwagandha Tea: Measure 3-6 grams of dried root. Bring 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil and then immerse the dried root in the boiling water. Boil for 15 minutes and then strain the root and drink. Drink 3 cups of Ashwagandha tea daily for best results.