Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera)
cut and sifted, wild crafted
Quantity: 1/2 ounce (14 grams), approx. 2 tablespoons
Active compounds: Alkaloids (isopelletierine, anaferine, cuseohygrine, anahygrine), steroidal lactones (withanolides, withaferins), sterols (acyl steryl glucosides), saponins (sitoindosides).
Storage tips: Store at room temperature in a tightly-sealed container away from direct sunlight.
Wellness: Ashwagandha is regarded as an Ayurvedic Rasayana (rejuvenator) herb.
Safety: Ashwagandha root is safe for most people but upset stomach and diarrhea have been reported. This herb should not be used during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using Ashwagandha root if you have a history of a thyroid disorder or a hormone-sensitive condition, such as prostate cancer. This herb may interfere with certain medications, including benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants and barbiturates.