Ashwagandha-Spiced Ghee

I was inspired to share this recipe after sharing it with a client this morning. This is my favorite way to take Ashwagandha and great for folks who are weary of taking tinctures, tablets and capsules. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adrenal tonic and adaptogen, harmonizing and strengthening nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system function, while increasing our ability to cope with stress. It is known to promote restful sleep, calm the nerves, improve energy and stamina, and help with hormonal imbalances. The addition of the spices supports assimilation and digestion, and add a nice flavor too! It's so easy to make your own!

Ashwagandha-Spiced Ghee
1 2/3rd cups ghee
1/2 cup Ashwagandha powder
2 tsp Ginger pwd
2 tsp cinnamon pwd
2 tsp cardamom pwd
2 tsp rose petal pwd
Raw honey to taste (optional)

Combine the herbs and ghee in a pan. Put on low and mix the herbs into the ghee as it melts. Be careful not to burn the herbs. Heat gently for 4-5 minutes. Then pour into a heat-resistant jar, like a mason jar. Add raw honey to taste if desired. Stir occasionally as it cools to ensure that the herbs are evenly mixed into the ghee. A medicinal dose is 3 tsp/day. Eat straight, put on toast, add to warn grains, put in coffee or tea, or use for cooking.

Enjoy!