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Ashwagandha Tea Recipe

Roots and woody plant parts need a extra coaxing to release their therapeutic compounds, so when you make them into tea you need to simmer them in water for awhile.
This type of herbal preparation is called a decoction (long-simmered tea), and it can be made in relatively big batches that you can keep in the fridge and sip over the course of several days.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Steeping Time 1 hour
Servings 7
Author Heather Dessinger



  • Place ashwagandha root and water in a pot and cover with a lid.
  • Bring water to a low simmer and allow herbs to decoct for 20 minutes, then remove the decoction from heat.
  • Allow it to infuse for one hour before straining out the ashwagandha root.


The Modern Herbal Dispensatory: A Medicine-Making Guide recommends drinking 1/2-1 cup three times daily. It can be mixed with coffee or blended with the milk of your choice and a sweetener.