Interestingly, the Sanskrit term “ashwagandha” means “horse odour,” which refers to the herb’s ability to strengthen immunity and increase stamina.
Ashwagandha has been known as the King of Ayurvedic medicine for its powerful healing properties and has been used for healing ailments since ancient times. Native to India and western Asia, ashwagandha, also known as poison gooseberry, Indian ginseng, and winter cherry. Its name, translated from Sanskrit, means “horse smell” because of the potent smell of the plant’s roots.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that can help the body cope with stress andreduce levels of anxiety.
Most of the ashwagandha’s benefits are at least partly due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Ingredients:Ashwagandha* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems (Organic Equivalency with COR, NOP, EU, JAS)
1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Tea Spoon"
1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Tea Spoon”
1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Tea Spoon
The Amazing Tea Company recommends 3-5 minutes
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85ºC/185ºF. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100ºC/212ºF and let it cool down to 85ºC/185ºF.
HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose leaf or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea leaves, or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herbal tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted
Ashwagandha Tea with Milk and Cardamom You'll need 1 tsp Ashwagandha root, powdered in a mortar & pestle. ½ cup milk (or milk substitute - almond, rice, soy, etc.). 1 tsp palm sugar. ½ cup water. 3-4 cardamom pods. Bring the entire mixture (minus cardamom) to a boil and simmer until reduced to ½ cup. Strain. Add cardamom. Enjoy!