Ashwagandha comes in many forms—from teas to supplements—all promising to help alleviate stress, rejuvenate your mind, and (just maybe) help you sleep better at night. Sounds like quite the super-herb, right? We’re diving into the details of this adaptogenic plant today with the help of ORGANIC INDIA. Learn what ashwagandha is, its many benefits, and how you can start incorporating it into your daily routine.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng and Winter Berry, is an herb that is classified as an “adaptogen,” meaning that it supports a healthy stress response in the body. In India, Ayurvedic practitioners call ashwagandha “the rejuvenator” for its ability to protect the central nervous system.
In Ayurveda, ashwagandha has been used for centuries to increase physical stamina and resilience—effects that have actually been shown in animal studies. Several human studies have also shown that consumption of ashwagandha may lead to lower levels of blood sugar, cholesterol, and cortisol (AKA the stress hormone). Additional studies have shown that ashwagandha helps decrease inflammation and improve brain function through promoting antioxidant activity. So maybe the better question is, what can’t ashwagandha do?
Whether you prefer to take it as a quick capsule or savor a warm cup of fragrant tulsi ashwagandha tea, ORGANIC INDIA’s products pack in all of the benefits the herb has to offer. According to Pam Sichel, ORGANIC INDIA’s head of content, ashwagandha may be taken throughout the day, but is a great addition to a bedtime routine to promote healthy sleep. “These products have been used by many to support recovery from jet lag and time zone changes,” Sichel explains. If you’re looking to achieve restful sleep sans sedation, this adaptogenic herb is a great aid.
If you’re looking to incorporate ashwagandha into your routine, here are three of our favorites from ORGANIC INDIA:
ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Ashwagandha Tea
Ashwagandha, tulsi, and organic fruit essence combine in this mood-boosting, stress-relieving blend. This tea is perfectly suited for an evening cup, but may be enjoyed all day long for a kick of caffeine-free vitality.
ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Sleep Tea
Abundant in antioxidants, caffeine-free tulsi tea tastes (and smells) divine, relieves stress, and uplifts mood. Ashwagandha, gotu kola, and shankhpushpi supplement these positive effects, and chamomile, cardamom, and peppermint round out the blend for a delicious, naturally soothing herbal infusion. Thrive Market member Zachary swears by its effectiveness when it comes to unwinding before bed.
ORGANIC INDIA Ashwagandha Supplement
If you’re interested in an ashwagandha supplement, look no further. ORGANIC INDIA’s 100% organic 800mg ashwagandha supplement is a powerful source of energy and vitality.
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