Ashwagandha Tincture – Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha Tincture is alcohol based tincture made from Ashwagandha, a highly revered botanical used in Ayurvedic practices. In many Asian countries all parts of the plant are utilized, and the tender leaves are eaten as a gentle nourishing herb. In Ayurveda, the root is used, often powdered and mixed with honey and ghee (clarified butter). It has been part of their repertoire for millennia. ‘Ashwagandha’ literally means ‘smelling like a horse’ which most likely refers to its actual scent. Native to Africa, Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean, Withania somnifera is an undershrub with hairy branches, ovate leaves, yellow to greenish flowers, and bright red berries. It is in the Solanaceae or nightshade family, and related to vegetables such as potato, tomato, and eggplant.