Iahas-Ashwagandha-Indian Ginseng

Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng)


Ashwagandha Scientific Name

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha Other Names

English: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng
Chinese: PinYin: Shui Qie
French: Cerise d’Hiver
Hindi: Asgandh

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha is a plant that belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family and has been classified as Adaptogen (a non-toxic plant component that helps the body resist almost all kinds of stressors like weather, chemical, physical or biological.)
It is one of the most powerful herb and is known for restorative benefits and is prescribed to people for strengthening their immune system.
Numerous studies indicate that ashwagandha has anti-anxiety effects and helps reduce cortisol levels. It has been found to have helped people in reducing insomnia, fatigue and depression-related symptoms.​
Extract of the Root is the most common used part of the plant.

Common forms of Ashwagandha

Powder, Capsules

Ashwagandha is commonly used for:

Ashwagandha Dosage

300 mg twice daily after food for 60 days.

Ashwagandha Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Safety Claim: It’s considered safe for up to 3 months of use. Long-term use and it’s safety is not known.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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