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"Ashwaghanda has been a Godsend for me. I am sleeping better than I have for years and I feel so calm and even tempered. This product should be compulsory for everyone!" Lisa M.
Ashwagandha has been treasured for its ability to revitalise and rejuvenate for more than six thousand years; this Indian root strikes a delicate balance between strengthening and fortifying the body while bringing a calm, parasympathetic embodiment.
This potent herb is still a staple within the Ayurvedic system and by the general population as a tonic of India; it is considered one of the most important herbs in the tradition.
Ashwagandha is used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote healthy sleep patterns, support reproductive hormones and foster a healthy stress response in the body.
As a rasayana, ashwagandha is given to children (in milk) to support healthy development and the elderly as it helps to promote ease, calms the mind, and supports healthy ageing.
Ashwagandha's botanical name, Withania somnifera, provides a bit of a clue to its powers; the species name somnifera means 'sleep-inducing.'
The Hindi name ashwagandha is derived from the word ashva, referring to the horse sweat-like smell of the root!
This translates to granting the strength of a horse to those that use ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha holds a similar place in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia as ginseng does in the Traditional Chinese healing system, however, it has a softer energy.
Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to:
- Maintain / support healthy reproductive hormones
- Enhance / promote / increase healthy sleep patterns
- Support healthy stress response in the body
SuperFeast Ashwagandha is a water extract, sourced Di Dao from Northern India. We are very proud of the potency of our ashwagandha.
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is traditionally used to promote lactation (Kapoor, 1990), though it is best to check with your healthcare provider to ensure there are no contraindications in your unique case. It is not recommended to consume ashwagandha if you are hyperthyroid, unless under the supervision of a practitioner.
Store below 30°C.
Keep out of reach of children.
Packed in Australia from imported ingredients.
Talk to an Ayurvedic practitioner/health professional if you are unsure if this medicine is right for you.
AUST L 367872
|Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha root)|
Equivalent to dry root 1.7ga
10:1 extract powder
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In ancient Daoist medicine, tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms were used to nourish and tonify specific Organ systems within the body. These Organ systems correlate with the natural elements, and their direct effect can be classified as either Major or Minor. Ashwagandha is an ancient Ayurvedic Rasayana herb, similarly perceived as a tonic herb in Chinese Medicine.
Major | Kidney Water
When there is harmony between the body systems and elements, we cultivate the expression of health known as our Treasures.
Major | Yang Jing | Blood
Adults, mix 170mg in 250ml warm water & drink immediately. Take three times a day.
Works well in hot or cold drinks, broths and meals. Always use a dry spoon.
Servings per size | 100g Jar = 50 | 250g Bag = 125 | 1kg Bag = 500
SuperFeast Ashwagandha is sourced from Northern India: Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh provinces.
It is grown in sub-tropical regions in sandy soil. Ashwagandha root is harvested at around one year of age - it takes 6-9 months for the Ashwagandha root to reach maturity for harvest.
SuperFeast Ashwagandha is then sun-dried, and water extracted. We do not standardise for withanolides, as we prefer whole-herb extracts.
Unlike Western medicine which focuses on isolating or increasing percentages of particular active ingredients in herbal products and drugs, Ayurvedic herbalists focused on using only natural extraction mediums and menstruum’s (solvent’s) like water, in order to extract each and every element possible from the herb. This intention comes from a desire to keep the herb completely unified where possible, and this is the same philosophy and method we choose to apply to our SuperFeast products.
Each herb has hundreds, if not thousands, of bioactive compounds that contribute to the full scope of the herb’s medicinal benefits, and it takes a lot of care to ensure as many of these are present in the extraction as possible. It is through these full-spectrum extractions in ancient times that Vedic herbalists were able to identify that these herbs were in fact rasayanas, and could aid us in cultivating vibrancy within our body and mind.
What is a Rasayana?
While the SuperFeast philosophy has been born out of the Daoist traditions, we certainly resonate with several Ayurvedic elements related to healing. The Ayurvedic tradition refers to tonic herbs as rasayanas. These herbs are said to assist in rebuilding the body, and to help it heal from depletion and stress.
The word rasayana is derived from the words rasa meaning primordial tissue or plasma, and ayana, meaning path; the word rasayana translates to “the path that rasa takes”. According to Ayurveda the qualities of the rasa (primordial tissue/plasma) influence the health of all the other tissues in the body, or the dhatus. As such, any medicines or herbs that improve the quality of the rasa, such as those belonging to the rasayana group, should also strengthen and promote the health of all of the body’s tissues.
Herbs belonging to the rasayana group are prized for their ability to restore and revitalise the body, slow the ageing process and prevent disease. Rasayanas increase the body’s resistance to stress and can be taken over long periods of time without causing side effects or harm to the body. A herb that belongs to the rasayana group can be classified in contemporary language and understanding as an ‘adaptogen’. Ashwagandha behaves in a similar way to the herbs we classify as ‘tonic’ in the Daoist herbal system.
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