Herbal Information on Ashwagandha Root in Bulk Powder Form
Names: Ashwagandha Root, Winter cherry, Indian ginseng
Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Powder - Certified Organic
Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions for how to use this herb.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
About Ashwagandha Certified Organic Root
This plant family includes such well-known vegetables as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant, along with flowers like petunias. Ashwagandha root has clusters of yellow flowers and produces red fruit the size of a berry. This plant is from the time of Ayurveda, the ancient system of Indian medicine. The roots of Ashwagandha have an unusual aroma, they smell like a horse.
Ashwagandha plays an important role in Nitric Oxide production and is known to increase it. Nitric Oxide helps to expand your blood vessels for better regulation. This is one of the reason that Ashwagandha is traditionally used as a sex enhancer.
- Benefits Muscle Tone
- Support the Nervous System
- Encourages Restful Sleep
- Supports Natural Blood Sugar Levels when used with diet and exercise.
Naturally Occurring Components
The key constituents of ashwagandha are alkaloids and a group of steroidal lactones known as withanolides.
- Steroidal lactones
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, in all cultures. In this day and age Western Bulk Herbs and Spices should be regarded as an added element to present-day healthcare, and not as a replacement. Botanical herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony, support, and balance.
Biomed Res Int. 2015. Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Improving Sexual Function in Women:
Antibacterial efficacy of Withania somnifera an indigenous medicinal plant against experimental murine salmonellosis.
Phytomedicine. 2005 Mar.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 209138-51Global Trade Item Number: 767963083739Manufacturer Part Number 209138-51Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business day.Width: 5.00 (in)Height: 2.00 (in)Depth: 3.00 (in)