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Ayurvedic Herb: (Ashwagandha)

Winter Cherry - Withania Somnifera Dunal

Sanskrit Name:Ashwagandha
Hindi Name:Ashgandh
English Name:Winter Cherry
Latin Name:Withania Somnifera Dunal
Description:A small perennial shrub with white flowers and orange red berry found in warmer regions of India. Today the herb is completely domesticated and is cultivated extensively in central and western India. The roots are used in the preparation of various formulations of Ayurvedic origin.
Dosha:Balances Kapha and Vata.
Usage:Roots of Winter cherry are highly acclaimed tonic for brain and nervous system in Ayurveda. Its usage is recommended in preventive health care. It is considered as 'Medhya' which implies to its beneficial effects to the brain. Detail investigations, both clinical and experimental, observed that Ashwagandha acts as an antistress and adaptogenic herb. Regular use of Ashwagandha improves stress tolerance, thereby enhancing the mental capabilities. It is also known to improve the quality of immune functions. By virtue of these uses it is often referred to as 'Indian Ginseng'.

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