Organic ashwagandha powder
Aphrodisiac, stimulant and rejuvenating properties
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Description: Organic ashwagandha powder
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Used for thousands of years in Ayurveda medicine, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) is a Rasayana herb (herbal preparations that promote longevity and health) very valuable for the aphrodisiac, stimulant and rejuvenating properties attributed to it.
Ashwagandha root is rich in bioactive compounds, among which the withanolides and alkaloids that contribute to the ashwagandha numerous properties.
Also known as Indian ginseng due to its many beneficial effects, ashwagandha is particularly suitable as aphrodisiac, to cope with fatigue and insomnia.
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) belongs to the Solanaceae family, is native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and is distributed in North Africa, the Middle East and India. It is a perennial plant that can reach 1.5 m high, its flowers are tiny and its roots are tuberous (1). It has a characteristic odor reminiscent of the horse, in fact its name in Sanskrit (Aswha) means horse, which would mean that its consumption brings the strength of this animal (2).
Ashwagandha has been used for over 3000 years in Ayurveda medicine and is one of the most important plants used as Rasayana, a herbal preparation which increases the vigor, longevity and mental and physical health. Within this mix of plants, ashwagandha is considered one of the most important and is known as Rasayana Sattvic Kapha (2).
In addition, the root of ashwagandha appears in more than 2000 preparations in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani medicine to treat various physiological disorders (3).
Ashwagandha contains amino acids, starch, alkaloids (tropine, pseudotropine, anaferine, withanina, somniferina, somnina ...) and steroid lactones (Withanolides) (1,4), the latter bioactive compounds are the main responsible for the ashwagandha properties.
- OUR PRODUCT
- Producto name: Ashwagandha powder (from organic farming)
- Scientific name: Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
- Part used: Root
Ashwagandha root has been used traditionally to treat nervous excitability, states of anxiety and asthenia (5). In Ayurveda medicine ashwagandha is attributed powerful aphrodisiac, rejuvenating and life extender proprieties (3). In addition, in Ayurveda medicine the root of ashwagandha is recommended to treat rheumatism, states associated with general weakness, memory loss and spermatorrhea (5).
Mix 5 g of powdered root of ashwagandha with water, juice or milk shakes. Ashwagandha powder can also be used to sprinkle on meals and salads.
Ashwagandha is one of the most important plants in Ayurveda medicine and is known as Indian ginseng (6). Thus we have studied their properties as adaptogenic herb and it has been observed that ashwagandha helps protect against different stressors (4) decreases cortisol levels in people undergoing chronic stress (7) and has anxiolytic and antidepressant effect (2).
Moreover, ashwagandha is advised in cases of weakness and fatigue. A study in which an extract of Withania somnifera was given to individuals aged between 18 and 25 years, concluded that those who had consumed ashwagandha extract for 8 weeks improved their physical performance and strength (8). Furthermore, another study found a faster muscle recovery and increased strength in those participants under endurance training who had consumed ashwagandha for two months (9).
In relation to its aphrodisiac properties, a pilot study of women found that ashwagandha root extract may be effective for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (7). In addition, it has been associated the adaptogen effect of ashwagandha with its ability to help combat stress-induced male infertility. This effect would be related to the compounds present in the root such as alkaloids, amino acids and agonists in the neurotransmitters GABA* and serotonin (10).
Finally, ashwagandha is also indicated for insomnia due to its effect on the GABAergic system (11).
* GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter involved in sleep regulation.
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- Attari et al. (2016) Effect of Withania somnifera Dunal root extract on behavioral despair model in mice: a possible role for nitric oxide. Acta Med Iran 54(3): 165-72.
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- Senthil et al. (2015) Transcriptome analysis reveals in vitro cultured Withania somnifera leaf and root tissues as a promising source for targeted withanolide biosynthesis. BMC Genomics 16: 14.
- Dongre et al. (2015) Efficacy and safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract in improving sexual function in women: a pilot study. Biomed Res Int 2015: 284154.
- Sandhu et al. (2010) Effects of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) and Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna) on physical performance and cardiorespiratory endurance in healthy young adults. Int J Ayurveda Res1(3): 144-9.
- Wankhede et al. (2015) Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 12: 43.
- Mahdi et al. (2011) Withania somnifera improves semen quality in stress-related male fertility. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011: 576962.
- Kumar and Kalonia (2008) Effect of Withania somnifera on sleep-wake cycle in sleep-disturbed rats: possible GABAergic mechanism. Indian J Pharm Sci 70(6): 806–810.
Ingredients: Organic ashwagandha powder Consulting batch information
Per daily dose: 5 g organic ashwagandha root powder (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal).
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
ORGANIC ASHWAGANDHA POWDER: NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
*1 measuring spoon
Use: Organic ashwagandha powder Consulting batch information
1 serving (5 g) per day. Mix 5 g (1 measuring spoon) with water, juice, smoothies or milk.
Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Quality: Organic ashwagandha powder Consulting batch information
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
Their active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests, which can be viewed online.