Medicinal use:

Ashwagandha roots mainly work effectively for those who suffer from fatigue, weakness due to overwork or nervous breakdown and stress. This medicinal herb is helpful for bringing down blood cholesterol levels, increase fertility in men, erectile dysfunction.

This Ashwagandha root supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including physical activity. This Ashwagandha root supports sustained energy levels, strength, and vitality, including physical activity.

ashwagandha roots

About the plant:

Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is a perennial shrub. The literal meaning of Ashwagandha is ‘the smell (Gandha=Smell) of a horse (Ashva=Horse)’, which perhaps is due to the characteristic smell of fresh roots or may be due to its quality of vajikaran and property of giving stamina of a horse.


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How to grow:

Ashwagandha tree needs sandy and well-draining soil, pH level should be around 7.5 – 8, neutral to slightly alkaline. Watering should be only when plant seems thirsty. Only organic fertilizers are used.

Parts used:

Leaf, Root, Seed

How to use:

Consume in the form of tea. For preparing tea, take Ashwagandha root powder (3-6 gms) in half a liter of water, Bring this to boil, Cook for 15 mins, Filter and drink in the lukewarm state.
In a day up to three cups of Ashwagandha tea can drink.

Caution:

Consult an Ayurvedic doctor before consuming orally.

Vernacular names:

Commonn name:Winter Cherry,Assamese: Ashwagandha
Bengali: Ashwagandha
English: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng
Gujrati: Asgandha
Hindi: Asgandh
Kannada: Angarberu, Hiremaddina-gida,
Kashmiri: Asagandh
Malayalam: Amukkuram
Marathi: Asagandha, Askagandha
Oriya: Aswagandha
Persian: Kaknaj-e-Hindi, Asgand Nagaori
Punjabi: Asgandh
Sanskrit: Hayagandha, Vajigandha
Siddha: Amukkuramkizhangu
Tamil: Amukkaramkizangu, Acuvakanthi, Amukkara Kizanku
Telugu: Asvagandhi, Penneru, Pennerugadda, Dommadolur