12 Days of Plant Medicine: On the Eighth Day
In the spirit of the holiday season, we’re offering 12 Days of Plant Medicine. Get to know some of the natural adaptogens and herbs that come together to create our incredible experiences.
We Give You...Ashwagandha
Found in Love
A psychoactive wonder herb, Ashwagandha sharpens awareness, stimulates the immune system, nourishes the libido, and helps you let go of your inhibitions.
Also known as “Indian ginseng,” it’s derived from the root of a small shrub (Withania somnifera) native to India that sports yellow-green flowers, orange-red berries, and a strong musky scent (its name actually means “horse smell” in Sanskrit). Ayurvedic healers have known about Ashwagandha’s powers for more than 3,000 years; the ancient Sanskrit texts Charaka Samhita and Susruta Samhita describe its use for sharpening thought, increasing strength, awakening the libido, enhancing sexual performance, ramping up sperm production, and stoking the appetite.
Modern scientists are working hard to understand its healing effects; ashwagandha is the subject of more than a thousand articles in the medical literature that explore the benefits of active compounds including alkaloids, steroidal lactones, saponins, and withanolides. Ashwagandha improves memory and executive function in adults with mild cognitive impairment and helps athletes build muscle strength.
We’ve found it’s a great addition to our Love products, as research has shown that Ashwagandha acts as a powerful stimulant for the libido in women, boosting arousal, heightening lubrication, producing more orgasms, and yielding greater overall sexual satisfaction among women with a history of sexual dysfunction. Men treated with Ashwagandha for eight weeks reported heightened sexual wellbeing and greater overall vigor as well, making this a herb for all genders.
On the first day we gave you L-theanine.
On the second day we gave you Damiana.
On the third day we gave you Caffeine.
On the fourth day we gave you Theobromine.
On the fifth day we gave you Galangal.
On the sixth day we gave you Muira Puama and Catuaba.
On the seventh day we gave you Corydalis.
After what we’re bringing on the ninth day, you’ll be ready to kiss the blues goodbye.