Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that has shown great results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones. Ashwagandha has also been proven effective in supporting adrenal function helping you overcome adrenal fatigue and chronic stress. It also may protect the brain from degeneration and can improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s, depression, and anxiety. Many women have reported deeper and more restful sleep after drinking the Ashwaganda Latte. 

This is a wonderful drink to enjoy about an hour before bedtime as part of your night time winding down rituals.

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Ashwaganda Latte
  • 1 cup of milk (almond or hazelnut works well, if using coconut milk, I would suggest ½ cup coconut milk and ½ cup water)
  • 1 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey
How To Make
  1. Warm the milk, then add the powdered spices and maple syrup or honey
  2. Stir well, using the whisk to blend, adjusting for sweetness if necessary
  3. Pour into a nice cup and drink an hour before bed
Medium saucepan

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  • Susan says:

    Recently in the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper here in VA the doctor for “The People’s Pharmacy” said Ashwagandha is helpful for people who are “wired but tired.” it has an anti-anxiety effect. Where do you purchase this herb? I worry about the manufacturing of herbs as I would any other food choice.
    Thanks for your help and I look forward to making this latte.

  • Teresa Reilly says:

    Hello:) I’m gonna try the ashwanganda later as I’m going through menapause 🙁 lol I’m tired and wired when stress comes on.
    My son is a type one diabetic and now 20 in a stressful college engineering program. He takes great care of himself but eventually becomes wired and tired from sleep issues and stress! Have to be so careful what herbs or supplements a type one takes !! I was wondering if you know of any type one diabetics that use the ahwanganda latte or supplements with it? When you go to the pediatric endocrinologist ( who can see him until age 26) they aren’t into herbs and such:( so I can’t get a medical person to help me with more natural stuff for him!! I finally got the okay for him to take some magnesium supplements but haven’t tried that yet, as I read that it needs to be checked out by a doctor first ! I bet he is low on that because of his college environment and medical condition. Also maybe there is a functional medicine doctor that could work with a type one college kid? Any referrals ? I know you can’t give medical advise , I’m looking for direction or others that want to go natural with aiding their type one diabetics ! Loving your information and wisdom thankbyou blessings

    • Angela Sidlo says:

      Hi Teresa,
      We can’t offer medical advice or make any health claims but current medical information suggests that Ashwaganda might decrease blood sugar levels. … Taking ashwaganda along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. As with any herb, start out with small amounts and see how your body reacts. I hope this helps. The latte is totally delicious!
      Angela – Hormones Balance Team

  • Rennae says:

    I typical don’t mind unusual tasting foods but I struggle with the taste of ashwaganda. Anyone else?

    • Angela Sidlo says:

      Hi Rennae,
      I hope you try this drink. The nut milk, sweetener and cinnamon really enhance the latte. Thanks for your comment.
      Angela, HB Team

  • Claudia says:

    Do you buy the ashwaganda seeds or root from Mountain Rose Herbs?

    • Angela Sidlo says:

      Hi Claudia,
      You should buy the ashwaganda root. It comes in a shredded form not a powder. Mountain Rose Herbs is a great source for herbs.
      Thanks, Angela HB Team

      • Anna says:

        Why is the root better to buy than the powder?

        • Angela Sidlo says:

          Hi Anna,
          Yes the root is preferable to the powder. The powder oxidizes more quickly and loses it’s potency.
          Angela, HB Team

  • Joy says:

    So then…Can you please tell me how to use the root? Can it be reduced to powder at home using a Thermomix or equivalent? Maybe only infused a tea?

  • Terah says:

    So if I use the shredded root from Mountain Rose herbs do I still just use 1 tsp. As the recipe says to do with the powder?

    Thank you!

  • Sharron says:

    I’m wondering if adding coconut oil to the blend would be ok?

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