English – Winter cherry                                                               

Hindi – Asgandh (अश्वगंधा)

Sanskrit – Ashwagandha,Hayagandha

Latin – Withania somnifera

General Description

Ashwagandha is a branched shrub with dull green leaves, greenish-yellow fruit, and red berries. The tuberous roots of the plant are used as medicine in Ayurveda. Ayurveda categorises Ashwagandha as a “rasayana,” for its rejuvenating effect on the entire body. In Sanskrit, “Ashwagandha” translates to “the smell of a horse,” which refers not only to its unique aroma but to its ability to help provide strength and endurance. While traditionally associated with men’s health, Ashwagandha offers benefits for both genders.

Benefits

Helps Reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, boosts cognitive function and memory, promotes stamina and endurance, boosts testosterone levels, strengthens immunity, improves sleep quality, regulates blood sugar levels, and fights premature ageing.