Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb used for thousands of years to treat a myriad of ailments.

Specifically, ashwagandha is integral to Ayurveda medicine — one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine based on the Indian principles of natural healing — which dates back at least 3,000 years!

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Plus, this herb is actually classified as an adaptogen — “an ancient form of plant-based medicines” that are part of a “practice called phytotherapy, the use of plants for their healing abilities.” You may know of adaptogens as stress-reducing agents — these herbs are highly acclaimed for their ability to regulate and balance stress — yet adaptogens are also well-known for their restorative and protective qualities.

Ashwagandha — also referred to as “Indian ginseng” —  is known as one of the primary and highly potent adaptogenic herbs. Originating from the “arid regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East,” this herb has made its way into the Western world and is now “grown today in more moderate climates.”

What does ashwagandha do for you?

Along with aiding your body in a more balanced and modulated stress response, this is also “incredibly beneficial for your brain, blood sugar, cortisol levels, increase energy levels, and has even been found to help fight anxiety and depression.”

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Now’s the time to get this amazing and powerful herb in your life! Make sure to find a supplement that you can trust with certifications — such as organic and non-GMO — and plant-forward!

1. Zokiva Nutritionals Organic Ashwagandha Tea

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This Zokiva Nutritionals Organic Ashwagandha Tea not only provides an all-natural source of ashwagandha, but this tea is also loaded with essential plant-based vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This tea is 100 percent gluten-free and uses only the purest ashwagandha root. Zokiva Nutritionals is proud to offer a product free of artificial ingredients. A 30-bag package costs $10.95.

Lareda wilder says “When I looked up the benefits of this product I knew that I had to try it. Easy to make the tea and enjoy the goodness inside.”

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2. NutraChamps Organic Ashwagandha Supplement

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This NutraChamps Organic Ashwagandha Supplement is specially formulated to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve exhaustion, balance your mood, and even help manage depression. Each dose offers a whopping 1200 milligrams — 600 milligrams per capsule! — of pure organic Ashwagandha root powder blended with BioPerine pepper to increase absorption. NutraChamps is proud to offer a product that is vegan, 100 percent organic, and non-GMO! A 120-capsule bottle costs $21.99.

Robert Kessel says “Got a hectic life that keeps me on my toes every minute of every day. I love my busy schedule but just wanted an extra boost of energy. Did not want to rely on any chemical medicine or products so decided to try something organic and completely safe…. And ordered this. This organically grown ashwadandha is exactly what I was looking for, just ordered my second pack. I take one capsule daily, although you can take two but I feel okay with just one. It does its work as said and I have felt a huge positive change in myself recently. Fully deserves 5 stars and I will order again. Love that its an all natural organic product. I would recommend this supplement to anyone with a busy schedule that is feeling bogged down or tired throughout the day and is looking for a natural product to restore energy.” 

3. Amazing India USDA Certified Organic Ashwagandha Powder

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If you’ve never been a tea drinker and supplements simply aren’t your thing, then try an ashwagandha powder! Great for adding to your favorite morning or post-workout protein smoothie or shake or even mixing in with homemade granola or cereal! This Amazing India USDA Certified Organic Ashwagandha Powder is not not only great for reducing stress due to its adaptogenic properties, but it’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which means it’s great for supporting heart health, bolstering the immune system, improving mental clarity, alleviating anxiety, and promoting relaxation. This product is certified USDA organic, has gone through 3rd party testing, and is free of artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors. A 16-ounce package costs $19.99.

Ralph W. Elken says “I am always looking out for supplements that help reduce the feeling of (nighttime) stress and to improve sleep. I read some favorable articles on the benefits of Ashwagandha and thought I would give this one a try. After a couple of weeks I’ve noticed I don’t feel as tense as before, especially at night and I’m falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer. So far it seems to be more effective than other supplements I’ve tried. And I’ve tried many over the course of ten years.”

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4. Pure Mountain Botanicals Ashwagandha Capsules

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Pure Mountain Botanicals is one of the great, trustworthy, vegan supplement brands! These Pure Mountain Botanicals Ashwagandha Capsules have all the goods without any of the bad stuff. Made with 100 percent raw organic ashwagandha root and ashwagandha extract, these capsules are certified kosher, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and have zero harsh ingredients such as sodium benzoate, magnesium stearate, preservatives, fillers, or flowing agents. A 90-capsule bottle costs $21.77.

Amazon Customer says “trying out for hormonal balancing, definitely noticing a calming effect after just a couple days, appears high quality.”

5. ORGANIC INDIA Ashwagandha Supplement

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This ORGANIC INDIA Ashwagandha Supplement is a unique simple and powerful blend of whole herb Ashwagandha for maximum bioavailability and efficacy. This supplement aims to support your natural stress response via ashwagandha’s powerful adaptogenic properties, while also boosting energy, regenerating vitality, supporting metabolism, and managing a healthy inflammation response. ORGANIC INDIA is proud to offer a product that is certified USDA organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher and Hala certified, and vegan. On top of that, ORGANIC INDIA promises their ashwagandha herbs have been carefully grown, cultivated, and sustainably sourced from farmland. A 90-capsule bottle costs $18.99.

Cheryl says “I’ve been taking for about three days now. I put it in my Tumeric milk that I drink in the morning. I’ve been suffering pain all over my body, especially my lower back lumbar and sciatica. I also have CRPS from a auto accident with tow truck. Since drinking these two items together…my pain is so decreased I almost feel normal! Plus I feel less stressed out for sure!”

6. HealthyLife Supply Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder

 

Another powder for those health-shake-junkies out there! This HealthyLife Supply Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder meets all the best health-conscious requirements as its vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of additives, fillers, preservatives, colorants, or sweeteners. HealthyLife Supply is proud of a completely raw, certified USDA organic ashwagandha root powder that provides restorative health benefits such as stress support, a vitality boost, immunity enhancement, improved sleep, and increased brain and cognitive function. This supplement promises to source only the freshest, finest, and highest quality raw ashwagandha packaged in a re-sealable BPA-free bag. A 16-ounce bag costs $15.99.

Eda says “Fast shipping, very good product, nice bag, good price for 1 pound.”

7. Buddha Teas Organic Ashwagandha Root Tea

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This Buddha Teas Organic Ashwagandha Root Tea is not only certified USDA organic, but it’s also one of the most affordable ashwagandha products available! Buddha Teas is known for their high-quality, low-cost product and this tea meets both those standards! This tea is not only organic, but it’s also kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, and is free of artificial colors, preservatives, or additives. Along with a powerful dose of adaptogenic ashwagandha, this tea is loaded with natural antioxidants, iron, alkaloids, flavonoids, and amino acids. On top of that, Buddha Teas only uses bleach-free, biodegradable tea bags! An 18-tea bag box costs $5.99.

Superman says “If you’re drinking this for the taste, go to your local corner store and grab a Lipton Tea. If you’re drinking this for the health benefits, this is a great herbal tea when brewed correctly (just actually know how to boil water and add tea bags to set at least an hour because these aren’t tea leaves, it’s ashwagandha herbs). Doesn’t taste bad at all. Anyone familiar with ashwagandha in its natural state knows the taste is spot on. Great product! Gives me the health benefits I’m looking for!”

8. Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Root

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It’s impossible to have a vegan herbal supplement list without including at least one Gaia herbs product! This Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Root is not only vegan but also allergen-friendly — free of gluten, soy, dairy, meat, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, yeast or eggs — and is packed to the brim with only the highest-quality non-GMO Gaia Certified Organic Farm harvested herbs. This supplement aims to support your body in a myriad of ways from aiding your natural stress response to boosting a healthy immune system to balancing your mood. A 60-capsule bottle costs $18.69.

Amazon Customer says “I Just wanna say this literally has changed my life. I have been suffering from social anxiety and night anxiety for several years. I am not the type to take medication because there seems to be way more side effects then it does good. I’ve learned to control my anxiety and talk myself out of the attacks I would have. I couldn’t go get my haircut without having an anxiety attack. They say it’s because you aren’t in control. Anyways, I did my research and it led me to Ashwagandha Root completely natural supplement. Let me tell you after taking it in the morning and night about three days later nearly 90% of my anxiety has vanished……Gone. The only time I deal with anxiety is when I forget to take them in the morning. I would strongly, strongly recommend this product to all the anxiety sufferers out there. Excellent Product.”

9. Sunbird Organics Dark Chocolate Ashwagandha Powder

 

Looking for a super tasty, super unique way to infuse your life with some ashwagandha? This Sunbird Organics Dark Chocolate Ashwagandha Powder hits all the right notes! An easy-to-use powder that can be added to shakes, smoothies, and even baking recipes, this luxurious dark chocolate ashwagandha-rich mix is safely blended and manufactured at a U.S.A. GMP-certified facility and is tested 3 times for pesticides, microbes, and heavy metals. This powder aims to support your natural stress response, provide adrenal support, enhance focus, and provide a nutrient-dense superfood source. Plus, this powder is super health-conscious using organic low glycemic palm sugar, Peruvian cacao beans, and raw organic ashwagandha powder. One pouch costs $19.79.

Michelle says “I started taking Sunbird’s ashwagandha capsules daily a few months ago. Because I felt such great results, I jumped on again to purchase their chocolate powder. I love chocolate, and with trends changing, it’s easier these days for me to enjoy without having processed sugar added. This powder is super delicious! I’ve mixed with my oatmeal but also tried one of the recipes Sunbird posted on their website ~ The blueberry cacao smoothie bowl. So good! I had a friend over and he tasted. He isn’t as much of lover of chocolate as I am, but he drank half the glass. He then ordered some :) I also really like how this is low on the glycemic index, which works so well for me and keeps me even. I feel the same results with the powder as I have with the capsules, but will keep the capsules up as well, especially when I travel. Thanks for providing such clean and healthy products!!”

10. Republic of Tea SuperAdapt Clarity and Calm Herbal Tea 

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This Republic of Tea SuperAdapt Clarity and Calm Herbal Tea is a unique blend of organic ingredients including ashwagandha root, lemon balm leaf, licorice root, and the leaf and stem of passionflower. Each ingredient has its own health and wellness benefit aiming to calm the body, support natural stress response, focus your thoughts, and provide overall stability for your mind and body. Filled with light herbal aromas, this tea is not only pleasing to the body but also to the senses! A 36-tea bag box costs $13.75.

World Traveler says “This tea is delicious. I always add a little vanilla stevia and a spoon of honey. The cinnamon notes are perfect. It has quickly become one of my favorite teas. A must try.”

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