Withania somnifera L. (Ashwagandha) is a multipurpose medicinal plant of family Solanaceae occurring abundantly in sub-tropical regions of the world. The use of ashwagandha in Ayurvedic medicine extends back over 3,000–4,000 years to the teachings of an esteemed rishi (sage) Punarvasu Atriya.
It has been described in the sacred texts of Ayurveda, including the Charaka and Sushruta Samhitas. The Ashwagandha plant is an erect, perennial, much branched undershrub growing to 1-3m in height. Among the Ayurvedic Rasayana (tonic) herbs, Ashwagandha holds the most prominent place. Most of the rasayana herbs are adaptogen and stress relieving agents. Ashwagandha is used as a household remedy by many Asians who consider it the best tonic for older people and children.
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Powdered herbs like Withania somniferum / Ashwagandha Root Powder are exactly that. We take high quality whole or cut herbs and process them using our powdering machine. Sometimes we source powdered herbs directly from our suppliers.
Using our powdering machine we can choose the size of the ground herb particle. This means we can produce everything from a course powder, which might be used in a herbal tea or infusion, to a very fine powder.
Powdered herbs like Withania somniferum / Ashwagandha Root Powder might be used by herbalists in the production of herbal capsules. Powdered herbs are also sometimes used in tincture or fluid extract production.