Spotlight ON: Ashwagandha

Spotlight ON: Ashwagandha

What actually is ashwagandha?

We've been seeing ashwagandha cropping up everywhere lately —in sparkling watergranola, and even body wash. There's a good reason. Ashwagandha is a highly potent and effective herb with a multitude of benefits — stress relief being its most notable. Sit back, relax, and let us walk you through this illustrious herb.

What actually is ashwagandha?

Literally, it's an herb. It comes from the root of a plant that grows in India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Some people call it "Indian ginseng."

Is it new on the scene?

Far from! It dates back thousands of years. It's one of the most essential herbs in Ayurveda (traditional Hindu medicine).

What does it do?

The benefits are numerous. It's known for stress relief and an herbal aid for anxiety and depression. It's also used to reduce inflammation, aid digestion, treat insomnia, boost athletic performance, stimulate brain activity...the list goes on.

How the heck does it do so much?

Nature, baby! It promotes balance, and balance achieves numerous benefits for the body and mind. We're not saying you can throw out all your western medicine and chug ashwagandha all day, but it has been used to treat many different ailments for many years.

Where should I start?

You can pick up a bottle at Whole Foods or wherever you go for herbal supplements. If you want to get fancy, we love Moon Juice.

How should I take it?

Mix it in with a cup of milk and a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for an ancient tonic. Drink before bed as a way to ground yourself after a long day.

Can I drink it with Cure?

You sure can! Ashwagandha has a bitter taste, so we recommend mixing it in with a stick of our Main Squeeze. Take it during a stressful workday or after a big workout.

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