Ashwagandha Duo



Our Ashwagandha tincture is made from dried and finely chopped, organically grown Ashwagandha roots. It is prepared as an extract ( ratio 1:3). From a naturopathic point of view, the botanical term “somnifera” comes from Latin and translates as “bringing sleep” (somnus=sleep, ferre=bring). It points to one of the main uses of Ashwagandha, sleep disorders.

See below for scientific studies

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In Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is often used as a brain rejuvinator and to promote longevity. The roots of the plant are used as a nutrient to restore health in old people.
Ayurveda is based on different principles than “Western” medicine. Aspects of harmony and inner balance have no equivalent in our medicine. Many of the effects of Ashwagandha, mentioned in Ayurveda, are not considered evidence-based in the context of western science.
It is therefore good to see that Ahwagandha is attracting more and more scientific attention.
More than 12 alkaloids, 40 withanolides have been isolated.
The active compound responsible for most of Ashwagandha’s positive effects are the withanolides (such as Ashwagandhanolide (root), Withaferin_A (leaf), Withanolide A).

Suggested Dose:

Take 0.5ml (10 drops, half a pipette) to 1ml (20 drops, a full pipette) twice a day until the desired results are achieved.
Our Ashwagandha tincture does not treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease and is not a substitute for a balanced diet.
The elderly, the young and the weak may require a lower dose. Do not exceed the suggested dose

Do NOT use Ahwagandha

  • if you are suffering from congestion or acute upper respiratory infection
  • People who suffered previous allergic reactions to herbs
  • Two weeks before and after surgery
  • Take it with your favourite drink or directly under the tongue
  • Only to be taken orally
  • Do not use for infants or children
  • Do not use for animals
  • Keep out of reach of young children
  • Do not use during pregnancy

Ashwagandha Clinical Trials – Cognition

Ashwagandha may be effective in enhancing both immediate and general memory in people with mild cognitive impairment, as well as improving executive function, attention and information processing speed.

Cholinasterase Inhibition (dementia)
An in vitro study in 2012 shows that a compound in Ashwagandha inhibits acetylcholinasterase.

A German in vivo study in 1997 suggests an increase in cortical acetylcholine receptor capacity in mice

Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that is native to subropical countries. It has been prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine as a rejuvenating tonic for thousands of years. The tincture for this extract is from the roots of the Ashwagandha plant. Ayurveda calls Ashwagandha a “rasayana”,  meaning a remedy to maintain optimal health. The elderly use it against dementia and fatigue and when recovering from illness. Similar to adaptogens, rasayana herbs support the ability of the body to cope with the damaging effects of stress and disease. It is also helpful in promoting restful sleep, reduce anxiety, increase energy and cognition. The Ashwagandha root are also used to alleviate constipation, stave off senile debility, rheumatism, general debility, nervous exhaustion, loss of memory, loss of muscular energy and spermatorrhoea.