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Everything You Need to Know about Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a small shrub native to India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. It is sometimes colloquially referred to as “Indian Ginseng.”

It is considered a very important herb in Ayurveda, the ancient form of alternative medicine practiced in India dating back to 6000 BC.

Its name comes from Sanskrit and translates to “smell of horse,” which reflects the Ayurvedic belief that Ashwagandha root may have the ability to increase strength, energy, and endurance. It is also classified as an adaptogen, meaning that it potentially contains properties that can help alleviate stress. 

Ayurvedic practitioners also believe that Ashwagandha may have healing capabilities, including the ability to potentially improve memory, boost immunity, promote relaxation, and improve the body’s ability to fight inflammation. 

For these reasons, it has been used for years in Eastern medicine in healing tonics and elixirs.  

Nowadays, it is gaining popularity, and you can find Ashwagandha in several mainstream supplements in either capsule or powdered form. 

Before consuming this herb, it is important to do your research to ensure that you’re buying from a reputable company that uses real Ashwagandha as we do at Art of Tea. We love adding Ashwagandha to some of our grounding and restorative blends, like our new Chaga Chai.

We invite you to experience Ashwagandha for yourself today.