|Latin Name||Withenia Somnifera|
|Local Name||Aswagandha, Winter Cherry|
|Parts Used||Root (Dried)|
|Distribution||Ashwagandha is Found Throughout the Drier Parts of India.|
Ashwagandha is a sweet root with secondary bitter qualities. It is found in India and Africa and is also called "Indian ginseng". There are no known side effects of this herb. Ayurvedic practitioners have been using Ashwagandha root for thousands of years as a powerful rasayana (a tonic for greater vitality and longevity). The herb has traditionally been used for calming the mind, relieving weakness, nervous exhaustion and arthritis, and for building sexual energy. Ashwagandha root is beneficial to people who do physical labor or exercise a lot to help the body adapt to physical stress. Ashwagandha herb has also been used for strengthening the female reproductive system.
Uses of Ashwagandha products:-
Having both energetic and synergetic actions, Ashwagandha is one of the most important drugs in herbal preparations as described in classical Texts.