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The Benefits of Ashwaganda and How to Use It

The Benefits of Ashwaganda and How to Use It

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Ashwaganda is an adaptogenic herb that has several very beneficial uses. In this article, I will give an overview of some of those benefits and how I use it to better my own health. If you are looking for ways to cope with stress, balance hormones, or to increase your overall health and
well-being, read on!


Before we proceed, I just want to make it clear that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. But I am a health-conscious consumer of Ashwaganda and have directly experienced some of the incredible benefits that this adaptogenic plant has to offer. I decided to write this article because I wanted to know more about Ashwaganda and I wanted to share the knowledge I gained with you so that you can make an informed decision about incorporating this amazing herb into your own supplement regimen.

Ashwaganda is a relatively harmless herb with very few side effects, but there are some side
effects that you should be aware of. As with all herbal supplements, it is wise to consult your doctor before embarking on a regular regimen, particularly if you have known health conditions, are pregnant, or nursing. I will talk more about side effects a little further on.

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There’s a very popular buzzword that has been going around in the health community for a while now. You may have heard it yourself. Adaptogens.

What are adaptogens?

Adaptogens are non-toxic herbs and plants that provide benefits such as helping the body cope with the stress, anxiety, and fatigue that is so common in our society today. Adaptogens have
been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for healing the body and the mind.

Adaptogenic herbs




Adaptogens relieve stress in the body by directly affecting your endocrine system, which is in charge of balancing your hormones. Additionally, adaptogens seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to knowing exactly what your body needs in order to cope with stress. Whether they are physical, environmental, or biological, adaptogens target those hormones that deal with stressors the best.

Unlike hormone replacement therapy, which typically floods the body with an overabundance of a particular hormone, adaptogens essentially give instructions to your cells to alter several different hormones a little at a time.

Adaptogens help regulate your adrenal glands, which produce hormones such as cortisol, which is responsible for the “fight or flight” response. They promote a more calming response from the body in a stressful situation, rather than a stress response.

Adaptogens are clinically proven to lower cortisol levels. The overproduction of cortisol can increase the effects of aging, such as the loss of skin elasticity, and can negatively affect the brain, sex drive, and reproductive health. Adaptogens cleverly control the overproduction of cortisol, so that the body can instead focus on producing other beneficial hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, and human growth hormone. The balance of these hormones results in a decrease of issues around reproductive health such as PMS, decreased sex drive, and menstrual problems, as well as premature aging of the skin.

One very popular adaptogen is an herb called Ashwaganda, and it is one that I personally have incorporated into my supplemental regimen with some awesome results.

Ashwaganda root


  Ashwagandha superfood powder and root.

What is Ashwaganda?

Ashwaganda is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for centuries. Its scientific name is Withania somnifera and is also commonly known as Indian Ginseng or Indian Winter Cherry. It is the roots and berries of this amazing plant that impart so many benefits to the human body.

Some of, but certainly not all of, the conditions that Ashwaganda has been used to treat

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • PMS
  • Menstrual problems
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight loss
  • Fat levels in the blood
  • Sugar levels in the blood
  • Reduction of the side effects of medications for cancer and schizophrenia
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Decreases inflammation and swelling
  • Improves thinking/memory
  • and the list goes on….

Why I Started Using Ashwaganda

I started using and experiencing the benefits of Ashawaganda about one year ago. I had seen a lot of people on YouTube using it, claiming that it gave them a feeling of calm, that it helped them with sleep, and that it was good for balancing hormones, particularly for menopause.

Since I am currently experiencing peri-menopause (when menopause is beginning but you are still experiencing intermittent periods), I had started to experience insomnia, night sweats, and a lower sex drive. I have also been under a lot of stress for many years because I have been in college, along with working several part-time jobs in order to support my small family as a
single mom.

I really needed something to help me cope with both the mental and physical stress of all this, without turning to drugs or alcohol! Ashwaganda sounded like a good alternative.

As you probably know, I promote a healthy lifestyle.

I eat a healthy plant-based diet, exercise regularly, avoid toxic substances of all kinds, and enjoy a career (archaeology) that keeps me physically active and in the fresh air the majority of the time. That said, being outdoors all the time increases the risks of premature aging of the skin and skin cancer due to exposure to the elements, but I always wear a good sunscreen,
a hat, and good sunglasses.

All of these things help me cope with stress of all kinds, but I needed a little more. I decided that it was worth it to give Ashwaganda a try. I started with what seemed to be the most popular brand, which was this one by Sun Potion.

Sun Potion Ashwaganda powder

What I like about the Ashwaganda Powder from Sun Potion

is that it is organically grown and actually tastes good!

Ashwaganda is not the tastiest substance in the world. In fact, the name Ashwaganda comes from the Sanskrit “ashwa”, meaning “horse”, and “gandha” meaning “horse-like”. Although this name probably refers more to the strengthening qualities of the herb, perhaps it is because it tastes a bit like hay? 😝.

But I found that the Sun Potion brand reminds of cinnamon. It’s a very earthy flavor for sure, but since I generally use it in my morning matcha, to which I add cinnamon anyway, it makes for a deeply rich and “toasty” kind of flavor that is warming to the soul.

Matcha tea in a mug


Enjoying a hot cup of matcha tea.

I’ve tried other brands, and there are others I would like to try such as the one from Gaiya Herbs. This brand also comes in a vegan capsule form, which is convenient if you don’t want to have to add it to anything such as your morning coffee or tea.

How to Use Ashwaganda

Most websites that I visited (listed in the references below) recommended doses of a standardized extract in anywhere from 300mg – 6g (6000 mg) per day. The doses are generally divided into 2-3 doses per day. So, starting out, you might want to take 200 mg 2 times daily and increase from there if you feel it necessary (again, consult a doctor to check for medical problems first!). Ashwaganda also works best if taken consistently over time.

I personally take 2g daily when I use the Sun Potion brand, which comes in a powder form. On their packaging the serving size amount is 1.25 g for a total of 86 servings, but they “invite” you to use a ½ teaspoon (2g) mixed with a drink. This is the amount I put in my homemade matcha latte (see recipe below).

I recently switched brands because I needed some before an out-of-town trip and didn’t have time to order the Sun Potion brand online. I instead bought it in liquid form from a local natural foods store. The liquid form contains alcohol and has a very strange taste that emphasizes the grassy taste of the matcha instead of complimenting it like the Sun Potion brand does.

Nevertheless, I have been using it. But one serving of that brand is only 665 mg. The strong flavor of it does not encourage me to use any more than that, but I am starting a regimen of using it twice a day. Although my insomnia has subsided, I have been experiencing some night sweats that wake me early in the morning, so I am hoping that taking some Ashwaganda at night will help with that.

The Benefits I Have Experienced from Ashwaganda

Like I said, my main motivations for trying Ashwaganda were two-fold. For one, I was experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety and I wanted a natural supplement that would complement my routine of yoga, meditation, exercise, and healthy eating. Second, I was experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, night sweats or hot flashes, fatigue, brain fog, and PMS-like symptoms.

The benefits I have experienced definitely include a sense of calm that I have never experienced before. I feel much more able to easily handle stressful situations like I never have before.

That said, I do think that it is not the Ashwaganda alone that is helping, but the combination of it along with a healthy routine and the fact that I have switched to drinking matcha tea (with Ashwaganda in it) in the mornings instead of the copious amounts of coffee I was drinking previously.

I have also experienced a definite reduction in the frequency and intensity of the peri-menopausal and PMS-like symptoms that I had been experiencing. My insomnia has lessened, I have more energy, I am no longer experiencing monthly cramping, and my brain fog has cleared. Oh, and my sex drive has been enhanced as well! 😊

I am currently still having some night sweats, but as I said, I am beginning a night-time regimen and will be able to judge any difference soon.

All in all, I feel like using Ashwaganda has become a pleasant part of my daily routine that definitely helps to create a sense of calm in both my body and mind. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a supplement to help calm your nerves, balance your hormones, and create a sense of inner peace.

Who doesn’t need that?

Possible Side Effects of Using Ashwaganda

Although Ashwaganda is non-toxic and any negative effects are unlikely to be very severe, there are still some known side effects, particularly for people who have certain previous or unknown health conditions. You should always consult a doctor before starting any supplemental regimen.

Ashwaganda can help to promote sleep, but in some situations, sleepiness is a possible
side effect. Headache and stomach upset are other minor side effects. It is actually best to take Ashwaganda on an empty stomach, but if it is causing stomach upset, you can try taking it with a snack.

The long-term effects of Ashwaganda are not known, but large doses may cause not only stomach upset, but possible diarrhea and vomiting.

Do not take Ashwaganda if you have a stomach ulcer or auto-immune diseases such as multiple
sclerosis (MS), lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Do not use Ashwaganda if you have a thyroid disorder because it may increase thyroid
hormone levels.

You definitely should not use Ashawaganda if you are pregnant or nursing, as there is some evidence that it may cause miscarriages.

Although Ashwaganda can help to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, it may interfere with medications used to treat those conditions. Again, consult a doctor and closely monitor your levels while using the herb.

If you are undergoing surgery, you should stop taking Ashwaganda at least two weeks beforehand because it slows down the central nervous system.

There may be other reactions to certain medications. Web MD has a more complete listing if you want to do a little more research for yourself.

So, now that you know a bit more about the benefits of Ashwaganda, you can make a more informed decision about whether it is something that you might want to add to your daily health routine.

For me, I do feel that it is helping me to handle stress better and to maintain a general sense of calm and well-being. I definitely recommend Ashwaganda as part of a healthy routine that includes a well-balanced diet, regular moderate exercise, and a regular sleep schedule. After all, no one herb can cure all of our ills, but it can certainly support an overall regimen of good, healthy habits.

Here is my Matcha Latte recipe with Sun Potion Ashwaganda if you want to try it.

Matcha Latte with Ashwaganda

This matcha latte is my favorite way to incorporate Ashwaganda into my health regimen. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 30 kcal
Author Jones LeFae


  • 1/2 cup almond milk or other plant milk warmed
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp Matcha tea powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ashwaganda powder
  • 1/2 tsp stevia powder
  • 1 sprinkle ground cinnamon


  1. Warm the 1/2 cup milk in the microwave or on the stove and boil 1 cup of water.

  2. While the water is boiling, add the matcha powder, ashwaganda powder, and stevia powder to the warmed milk in a small blender. Add the boiling water and blend until frothy.

  3. Pour into your favorite mug and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy.

Peace ✌🏽



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My Career in Archaeology 2018 | What it’s like to work in archaeology

My Career in Archaeology 2018 | What it’s like to work in archaeology

Ever wonder what it’s like to be an archaeologist?

I’ll tell you one thing, it has nothing to do with dinosaurs, and is certainly not as glamorous as Indiana Jones makes it out to be! Still, it can be a lot of fun and a challenging profession. This post is about my first full year as a professional archaeologist.So if you’re curious about what it’s really like, or if you are considering a career in archaeology, read on…

Homestead ruins

The beginning of my career in archaeology

2018 was my first full year working as a professional archaeologist. I went back to school in 2009 to study archaeology. Archaeology is actually a sub-field of anthropology, so I went for a degree in anthropology with a focus in archaeology.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2012, and I finally got my Master’s degree in in 2017. That was quite an accomplishment for me, as I did it all as a 40-something single mom of two boys, working several part-time jobs!

My Master's Diploma
I didn’t do graduation, but here’s the proof!

But that aside, this has been a year full of ups and downs for me, and a bit of a trial by fire as far as getting my foot in the archaeological door. I really love my career in archaeology. It’s pretty fun most of the time – at least for me.  It certainly wouldn’t be fun for everyone, because there are several aspects to it that can be very difficult.

If you have ever wondered what it’s really like to be an archaeologist, or perhaps have thought about becoming an archaeologist, I’m going to share with you some of the pros and cons of a career in archaeology.

Because there are certainly both pros and cons.

Mountains in Early Fall
Mountains Near Taylor Reservoir, Colorado

What Do Archaeologists Do?

There are lots of different kinds of jobs in archaeology, but I currently work in CRM.

In case you don’t know, CRM stands for Cultural Resources Management and my official title right now is Cultural Resources Specialist. It’s really just a fancy name for an archaeologist, but it encompasses a little more than what people usually think of when they hear the word archaeologist.

The most common question I get asked when I tell people I’m an archaeologist is “what are you digging up?” or “what kinds of fossils are you finding?”

Either that or they proceed to tell me about some new dinosaur find or some other comment about dinosaurs.

This is a common mistake and one that I want to clear up RIGHT NOW.


That is paleontology.

Paleontologists study dinosaurs, extinct creatures, plants, and environments. They do this by studying fossils.

Archaeologists study people of the past, including things like how they behaved, what they ate, what their economies were like, what their social structures were like, how they utilized their resources, and how they buried their dead, among other things. All of these things give us insight into how societies developed into what we know today.

Archaeologists do this by looking at artifacts or what we sometimes call material culture.

Stone metate
A Native American grinding stone with pecking.

Artifacts are all the physical, tangible objects that we leave behind, including things like buildings, tools, household items, clothing, food remnants, and sometimes even poop. Yes, poop…we call it a coprolite, which means “fossilized dung”.

Yes, it kind of sounds like we look at people’s trash, and that’s actually pretty accurate. Often times, the best artifacts are found in ancient trash piles, or what we like to call middens, and there have been whole archaeological studies conducted around analyzing people’s trash!

Family Lard Can
Lots of lard cans – obviously not vegans!

In fact, a lot of the archaeological work I did this summer involved recording trash dumps from mining camps in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, high in the mountains of Colorado.

This was part of what we call archaeological survey, which basically involves a crew of two or more people walking in straight lines or transects, in order to cover a large area, looking for artifacts. Sometimes, they are prehistoric artifacts, sometimes they’re historical artifacts, and sometimes they’re a combination of both.

Just remember that what archaeologists do is not just for fun. We usually conduct an archaeological survey because any government-owned land that is going to be developed or used for some purpose that might change the landscape in some capacity requires an archaeological survey. This is done so that any cultural resources, or archaeological sites can be recorded and preserved if necessary. If we survey the area and find evidence of a historic or prehistoric site, an excavation might have to be conducted, or some other method of collecting data and/or preserving the site.

Abandoned homestead
An abandoned homestead.

Archaeologists don’t usually collect artifacts during a survey. That usually only happens when an actual excavation is conducted and a lot of information is collected on the artifacts before they leave the ground. This includes a GPS point or other mapping tool to record exactly where the artifact was found.

Was it on the surface or underground?

How deep was it underground (in exact measurements)?

How many other artifacts were around it and what type?

What was the artifact and how was it used?

What are the measurements of each artifact?


All of this information will be written on a card and everything placed in baggies, which are then taken to a curation facility for further analysis and storage.

Stone hand axe
An artifact found on the side of the road at Ft. Irwin, CA.


If you ever find an artifact on the ground LEAVE IT WHERE YOU FOUND IT!

When people collect artifacts, even when they just pick them up and move them to another spot, it compromises the archaeological record. That’s because it is no longer in its original context and it makes it difficult for archaeologists to know exactly where that artifact came from or how it was used. Of course, when things are on the surface, they can get moved around over time by natural forces, such as erosion, animals, or people.

For instance, if there was a site full of arrowheads (or what we like to call projectile points), and someone came along and collected them all, no one would ever know that that was a site where a lot of hunting or tool manufacture happened in the past.

Projectile point
A broken projectile point made from chert.

Then later, say the person who collected all of those arrowheads decides they want to give them to a museum. The museum probably won’t even want them because they don’t know exactly where they came from or in what context they were used.

At that point, the artifacts are essentially just pretty objects that researchers don’t have a lot of use for. Not to say that they are completely useless, but it just makes it a lot more difficult for a researcher to study artifacts if they don’t even know where they came from!

 It’s a complicated area and one I’m not going to go into depth with here. Just remember…


The Hogback
The Hogback formation at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

Some Pros and Cons

The first year of my career in archaeology had some really big ups and downs for me.

At the beginning of the year, I was working at Fort Carson, in the Colorado Springs area. Since it was winter, the work was mostly in the office, working on reports for all the work that we had done over the summer. The field work we did involved monitoring sites that had already been recorded.

Since we were working on a military base where they do training with guns and tanks, etc…, we have to make sure that all the archaeological resources are protected and not getting run over, shot up, or otherwise vandalized. We also have to keep an eye on natural impacts to the sites such as erosion, animal burrowing, and wildfires.

Rock wall
I created this illustration of a historical rock wall.

Because I also have a background as an artist, I often get assigned the task of creating illustrations of site maps and artifacts, so I was doing a lot of drawing by hand and also in Adobe Illustrator. I really enjoy doing that kind of work because I think it utilizes both my artistic and archaeological skill sets. I created some illustrations that I was really proud of. I just wish I had taken pictures of more of them!

But one of the problems with working in CRM is that most of the work is contract-based. That means that when a contract is completed, if the company you are working for doesn’t have another contract in place, you’re out of work. SO, at the end of March, that’s what happened. The contract ended, I got laid off.

About a month later I got a call from the company I had been working for, asking if I wanted to do a month long contract in the Mojave Desert. Since I needed work, I said yes.

A Joshua Tree
A Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert

I had very mixed feelings about working there. It was interesting working in a different place, but it was very hot and dusty. We had to stay on Ft. Irwin, which is pretty remote, and the closest grocery store was 45 minutes away! I was very glad that I brought a lot of my own food supplies, as well as a hot plate and pots and pans. That way I was able to make my own meals. Otherwise, I would have been eating fast food, which isn’t a very good choice for anyone, much less a vegan!

Working and wildlife

One of the things I love about my career in archaeology is that we work outdoors in remote places and we often see a lot of wildlife. A lot of the time, it’s hard to get any footage of the animals we see, because they are too fast. By the time I get my camera out, they’re gone.

But sometimes there are some more slow-moving critters, such as a desert tortoise we found hiding in its burrow. There were big fat horned lizards, and wild burros that wandered freely around Fort Irwin.

Tortoise in burrow
A Desert Tortoise in its burrow.

In Colorado, I see things like a variety of hawks and eagles, pronghorn antelope, deer, elk, coyotes, foxes, porcupines, bighorn sheep and moose. We even saw a llama train in the mountains!

And then there’s the rattlesnakes and red racers! But fortunately, I haven’t seen too many of those!

This summer up in the Gunnison area, we witnessed an unusual thing (for me, anyway). For a period of about two weeks, the road that we took to get up to our work area was being used as a cattle run! These cattle had spent the summer grazing near a reservoir, soaking in the summer sun and fresh air. But when fall came, they were rounded up to get them back on the ranch and safe for the winter. So, every day, these cattle were wandering freely down the road – on the side of the road, in the middle of the road – and leaving plenty of their own little “artifacts” behind!

Historical cabin
The ruins of an old mining camp cabin.

I also really love being in nature, and I get to do plenty of that in this job! I get to see some amazing places that not too many people get to see, from high in the mountains,

to the deserts of California. I particularly loved driving through the mountains of Colorado where there are lots of old west mining towns like Leadville. This town had old-fashioned saloons, an old opera house, and a museum with lots of mining artifacts.

Mining artifact
A steam pump used in mining activities.

I especially love water, particularly a sparkling mountain stream. I guess it’s because I’m a water sign. It just makes me kind of bliss out. And there were plenty of beautiful streams in the mountains!

Self Care

It’s not always easy. All that walking can be really tough, especially if the terrain is rough, or if we have to do a large amount of walking in a day. One day in the Mojave we walked 15 miles in one day! That’s just walking back and forth in straight lines all day!

We didn’t find much that day, so we covered a LOT of ground! It would have been nice to find something, because then we could have had a break from walking. They talk about getting 10,000 steps in a day. That day I did over 34,000 steps, burned about 2700 calories, and got blisters on my feet!

Step tracking

But I ate well while I was there because I had all that great food I brought!

Polenta with beans and veggies
Polenta discs with refried beans, bell peppers, and Daiya cheese.

I also did my yoga every morning before work, which is essential for me. It really helps me keep limber and energized when I do yoga every morning before work, and sometimes at night too. While I was on this particular job, I did a lot of yoga poses to help my sore feet.

It’s also not easy always being away from home, but we always get to stay in a comfortable hotel or air b and b. We stayed in some especially nice ones in Gunnison, CO. We had anywhere from 3 to 6 people staying in a house, but it was very comfortable, we had a real kitchen to cook in and somehow I always ended up with the big bedroom!

On to a new contract

Later in the fall, I got hired by another company that had gotten the new contract at Fort Carson. None of my previous work buddies were there, but the new crew is really fantastic! They are great people and we make a great team.

Sangre De Cristos
Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site

Some of the field work is on Fort Carson proper, which is close to home, so I don’t have to travel so much. But I do like it when we get to go down south to the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, because it is really beautiful down there and there are so many archaeological sites!

There’s a lot of prehistoric sites there like rock art and rock shelters, where ancient Native Americans lived, made tools, hunted and gathered, and raised their families. There are also lots of old homesteads that hardy and determined people built from local stone and mud. It must have been really difficult for them to live on that land, because it can be quite harsh, but it is truly beautiful and magical in its own way.

Sun {etroglyph
Sun Petroglyph in a Rock Shelter

In late summer last year, there were fields of sunflowers that stretched on for miles. It rained quite a bit in the evenings, which leaves the roads really muddy and undrivable, so sometimes we had to drive through the flowers to avoid getting stuck in the mud!

Speaking of getting stuck in the mud, we got stuck our very first day out and had to have a fire truck come pull us out of a big, muddy hole! How embarrassing!

But we made it out, and had our lunch at a beautiful high point overlooking Red Rocks Canyon.

Since the contract got started so late, winter came on and we are still doing some outdoor field work, but honestly, that’s what I love most about my job.  I don’t mind braving a little bit of cold weather if it means I don’t have to be sitting at a desk all day.

So, that was my year in archaeology in a nutshell, and I hope you learned a little something about what it’s really like to work in archaeology.

Now this is not the only type of work that archaeologists do. It all depends on what area you work in, what your level of expertise is, and how long you have been working in the field of archaeology. Some archaeologists become professors, museum curators, GIS specialists, lab analysts, or work at the administrative level, but nearly all archaeologists do field work at some point. For me, it’s definitely the most fun, although the most physically demanding, part of a career in archaeology.

Field of sunflowers
Fields of sunflowers behind me.

Do you want to know more about what archaeologists do?

Are you interested in a career in archaeology?

Please leave a comment or a question. I would love to answer any questions you might have about archaeology or becoming an archaeologist!



If you would like to see more of my year in archaeology, check out my YouTube Video below.


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