ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

  • Also known as "Indian ginseng" and "winter cherry".
  • Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine.


  • It is the 'ginseng' of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India and is considered an 'adaptogen', a term used to describe herbs that improve physical energy and athletic ability, increase immunity to colds and infections and increase sexual capacity and fertility.