Oregon's Wild Harvest are proud to offer this organic Ashwagandha that is domestically produced on our certified organic farm in the Pacific Northwest. We harvest and use only the thick roots, which are classified as Grade I and are considered to be of the highest quality.
Ashwagandha has been used for over 3,000 years in its native India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Throughout history, ashwagandha has been widely used throughout India as a rejuvenative tonic, and is classed as a "rasayana". This group incorporates the most highly regarded therapeutic herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. The translation of Ashwagandha is roughly, "the smell and strength of a horse", possibly referring to its aphrodisiac properties.
The chemistry of ashwagandha has been extensively studied and to date approximately 60 chemical constituents have been identified and isolated. The major constituents of the root are steroidal alkaloids and steroidal lactones belonging to a class called "withanolides". Much of the pharmacological activity has been attributed to two main withanolides, withaferin A and withanolide D. However, papers describing new constituents are being published continually. The whole root typically contains at least 1.5% withanolides* in addition to the other supporting constituents.
* Standardized extracts contain from 2-5% withanolides.
- Helps the body adapt to stress
- Adaptogen herb
- Certified Organic Ashwagandha
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- Pure: No fillers, or other chemicals have been added
As an herbal supplement, take three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your health care professional.
Ingredients: Organic Ashwagandha root.
Do not use if pregnant. Not recommended for use while nursing, until further research verifies no contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue if unusual symptoms occur. Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the direction of a health care professional.
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth