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Pukka Ashwagandha 30 Capsules

Pukka Ashwagandha 30 Capsules
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Ashwagandha is a natural formula to nourish the mind and relax the nervous system.

As busy modern living puts increasing pressure on the mind, it can leave us feeling tense, overwhelmed and in need of some recuperation. Ashwagandha, the herb of modern life, is one of Ayurveda’s most prized adaptogenic herbs; it is known as ‘rasayana’ meaning rejuvenate. It has been used for centuries to moderate the body’s response to stress, bringing both energy and inner calm. By nourishing a worried mind and relaxing the nervous system, the body is rebalanced and ready to tackle life’s challenges.

Pukka’s organic Ashwagandha uses a unique extraction process to retain all 45+ active compounds. This ensures a powerful, concentrated extract that maximises the synergistic benefits. Pukka’s Ashwagandha has been proven to provide a:

• 69% improvement in sleep quality

• 45% improvement on impact of stress on social activities

• 18% increase in energy levels

Each daily serving (2 capsules) gives you 20% NRV of iodine:

Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function, energy-yielding metabolism, hormone production and the normal functioning of the nervous system.

*observational study of 218 respondents taking 2 capsules of Pukka’s Ashwagandha twice a day for one month

Dietary Information

Vegetarian 

Vegan

Gluten free 

Dairy free 

Added sugar free 

Soya free

More Infomation 

In Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is known as a ‘rasayana’ meaning a rejuvenative. Rasayanas enhance both the quality and quantity of life, stimulate the mind and enhance vigour. This has made ashwagandha one of Ayurveda’s most prized herbs as a truly superior rejuvenative tonic to the whole body and mind. Interestingly the Sanskrit word ‘ashwagandha’ is translated as ‘the smell of a horse’ which reflects its ability to bring you the essence of a horse; strength and stamina. Ashwagandha’s botanical name, Withania somnifera, gives us a clue; somnifera is translated as ‘sleep-inducing’ reflecting its relaxing and sedative properties that bring us energy through supporting deeper rest.

Origins

Interestingly, ashwagandha plants thrive in arid conditions in poor quality alkaline soils; an environment in which most plants would suffer from severe stress.

All of Pukka’s ashwagandha is grown in an arid region of north Karnataka (South West India), where farmers are poorer than average, mainly due to the harsh farming environment and the limited choice of crops that can be grown. Few farmers can afford to dig wells for irrigation, which means that ashwagandha, which is remarkably drought-resistant, is perfect for areas difficult to irrigate.

The Plant

Ashwagandha belongs to the Solanaceae, or nightshade family – the same family as tomato and potato. Perhaps the most revealing family feature is its small red berry, which is not unlike a tiny cherry tomato. The small fruits are also the likely source of its other common name, ‘winter cherry’.

In the wild, ashwagandha is a perennial plant that can grow up to almost a metre in height. When cultivated it is usually treated as an annual and seeds are sown at the beginning of the monsoon and harvested approximately five months later.

Spaced out seedlings

The way in which herbs are grown on the farm can have a significant influence on the quality and cost of the final product. In the case of ashwagandha, the spacing of the seedlings in the field is a surprisingly important factor.

The distance between the plants, combined with the time of harvest, determines the thickness, shape and fibre content of the root; this influences the method used by the farmers to separate the stem from the root. Thicker fibrous roots also make it harder to produce a uniform, fine powder. If the seedlings are too far apart, or left in the field for too long, it's likely that there will be problems with the consistency of the powder.

This is just one example of many of why it’s so important for us to maintain a close relationship with the farmers. Only with regular communication and feedback can we understand and respond to their challenges, just as they understand and respond to ours, and we get the correctly spaced out seedlings producing perfectly powderable ashwagandha.

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