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Benefits Of Ashwagandha

Updated: Apr 3

Scientific name: Withania somnifera

Common names: Ajagandha, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry

Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade)

Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera or winter cherry, is a short woody plant with yellow or green flowers that become lantern-like pods. The pods contain small orangish-red berries full of yellow seeds native to India, Africa, and the Mediterranean (1). Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in India's Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani-Tibb systems, mainly as an adaptogen to help adapt to stressful situations (2) but has many other uses.

Benefits of Ashwagandha