Withania somnifera ( Ashwagandha )


Ashwagandha: usually found in a place which is 2000-2500mtr above sea level, it is cultivated and also found in the forest. when you crumble the Original ashwagandha’s root it smells like a horse. It has generally two types 1.small ashwagandha finds in Nagur(Rajasthan) 2.desi or big ashwagandha finds in lawn, farms, backyards, and forests.

Common Names

Withania somnifera ( Ashwagandha )
English – Winter Cherry
Hindi – Ashwagandha

Ayurvedic properties

Energy booster, vrihant, rasayan, vajikarana, naadi-balkarak, deepan, pushtikarak, shukrakarak, dhatu-vardhak, digestive, stress reliever, bitter, anti-fever, anti-bacterial, immune modulator.


  1. stress reliever and reduces anxiety
  2. reduces blood sugar level
  3. anti-cancer properties
  4. reduces cortisol levels
  5. reduces symptoms of depression
  6. boost testosterone and increase fertility in men
  7. muscle mass and strength
  8. anti-inflammatory
  9. lower cholesterol
  10. improve brain function and memory power
  11. helps in Tuberculosis
  12. helps in cough 
  13. good for osteoarthritis pain