What is ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is a plant that contains many powerful properties. The name ‘ashwagandha’ simply means “the smell of a horse”, hinting at the idea that this powerful plant can impart the strength and vigour of a stallion. Originating in India, the Middle East and northern Africa, the organic ashwagandha plant belongs to the same family as the tomato, with yellow flowers, oval leaves and grows a raisin sized red fruit.
This plant has been used frequently in Ayurvedic medicine for many many years, dating back thousands of years. The powerful properties that the ashwagandha plant carries have been prescribed to treat a variety of ailments including stress, joint pain, fatigue, low endurance, poor memory, anxiety, sleeping issues, hormone imbalance and low immune system to name a few.
If you would like to learn more about the positive side effects, you can read about the benefits of ashwagandha in our blog post ‘5 Health Benefits of Ashwagandha’ here.
How to Incorporate Ashwagandha into Your Everyday
With the daily stressors of modern life, the benefits of organic ashwagandha can improve almost every aspect of how we feel during our daily journey through life. To truly feel these benefits there are a few simple ways you can incorporate this potent plant into your everyday...
1. Organic Ashwagandha Booster
If you are looking for a concentrated daily ashwagandha dose, look no further than our Organic Ashwagandha Booster. Consisting of 100% organic ashwagandha you will be benefiting from the powerful benefits of this wild-harvested, full-spectrum healing adaptogen. Simply add a 1stp dosage to your cereals, juice, porridge or smoothie once a day for 30 days. As the month progresses you will notice a positive change in your sleep pattern, increased production of collagen and elastin, a boost in your immunity and vigour and diminished physical, mental and emotional stress.
2. Strength & Spirit Plant Alchemy
One of the key ingredients in our Strength & Spirit Plant Alchemy is, you’ve guessed it, organic ashwagandha! With the ashwagandha's energising and immune boosting properties it was the perfect addition to our carefully formulated supplement. Sprinkling a tsp sized dose onto your cereal, salad, morning smoothie or night-time hot drink will help to alleviate anxiety and stabilise your thyroid production. This daily dosage of ashwagandha will also help your body better regulate your sleep pattern, increase virility and give your immune system the added boost it needs.
3. Hair Care Routine
Organic Ashwagandha is not just limited to benefiting the mind and spirit. Ashwagandha is also added to our Grow Strong Hair Range. Our rich and deeply penetrating Grow Strong Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with the potent adaptogen Ashwagandha. With this ingredient being so rich in antioxidants this is the perfect addition to stimulate melanin production, preserving your hair's natural vibrant colour, and diminishing dandruff and greasy hair. This is a simple way of getting your daily dose of organic ashwagandha, by simply switching up your hair care products. To learn about the many other wonderful benefits of our Grow Strong Hair Range you can read our blog post here.
4. Ashwagandha Co2 Extract
Ashwagandha Co2 extract is created through a supercritical extraction process that results in the preservation of the whole plant, leaving you with an extremely pure and potent extract. This vital ingredient is included in our Skin Perfecting Concentrates along with other Co2 extracts and cold-pressed oils. The combination of highly concentrated botanicals and free-radical fighting antioxidants, brightening vitamins and healing adaptogens all work towards helping you achieve beautifully balanced skin. To give your skin a dose of ashwagandha, add a few drops to the palms of your hand. As you inhale the deeply comforting blend and slowly exhale, release all of your feelings of anxiety and stress. Gently massage the warmed oils in an upwards circular motion, allowing your skin to soak in all of the powerful ingredients.