Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng

  • Nurtures & strengthens the nervous system,
  • Reduces  anxiety and stress
  • Promotes calmness & a feeling of well-being
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Potent system tonic & aphrodisiac

This herb is regarded as a 1st class adaptogenic tonic by one of the world’s greatest herbal medical systems ( Ayurveda ), and compares favorably with the most renowned and effective herbal tonics –

  • ginseng (Panax ginseng) ,
  • astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) ,
  • dang qui (Angelica sinensis),
  • reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

In the herbal tradition Ashwagandha’s sharp and pungent principle, indicates a warming, strengthening action. It raises metabolism, stimulates digestion, clears mucus and improves circulation. Ashwagandha has been used medicinally for approx. 4,000 years and revered by generations of people for its ability to increase vitality, energy, endurance and stamina, promote longevity and strengthen the immune system without stimulating the body’s reserves.

Cloud forest Botanicals now has this plant in a potent organic tincture form (both 1oz & 2oz sizes) Order here online or if you are in Boquete, Panama. Visit us at the Tuesday Market in Boquete.

Some PHYTO-Chemistry

Ashwagandha’s extract derives its strength from a combination of various plant chemicaIs.  It has 12 alkaloids : Alkaloids have documented pharmacological effects and are used in many OTC medicines. Several sitoindosides which are helpful in reducing stress , also 35 withanolides and various other steroidal lactories which have been identified in the roots of Ashwagandha that make it effective as an aphrodisiac, sedative, narcotic, diuretic, debostruent and restorative. Other important compounds that are present in the roots are withancil (an acid), glycosides, dulcitol, and starch, glycine, tyrosine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, alanine and cysteine which are amino acids. Two main types of Withanolides (A and D) are found in the leaves of this shrub. Withanolides are found to exhibit measurable anti-inflammatory properties.