Properties: Sleep, stress relief, mental clarity, memory, protection, longevity,
Folk names: Indian winter cherry, Indian ginseng
Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub in the nightshade family that has traditionally been cultivated for medicinal uses. Ashwagandha is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and roughly translates to 'the power of a horse'. Because of this, it is a powerhouse and can be used to both stimulate and ease the mind and body. Ashwagandha bolsters the mind and cognitive thoughts which leads to better sleep, increased memory, clarity, and stress relief. Use in spells and charm bags that target insomnia and unrest to aide in inviting peace and calm.
Ashwagandha can also have a more active role in your workings. It can be used for personal protection, to increase the longevity and power of a spell, and stimulate stagnant energy. It can be placed into sachets, or made into a tea.
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