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Ashwagandha – Indian Ginseng – Powerful Ayurvedic Herb

The binomial name of Ashwagandha is Withania somnifera. It is also commonly known as Indian ginseng,  poison gooseberry and winter cherry. It belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family. This plant is cultivated in several states in India and Nepal. This herb is considered to be very powerful and is used for various treatments in Ayurveda.

All the parts of this plant are used as medicine for different purposes, the berries and leaves are used to treat tumors and ulcers. However the brown tuberous root is the most important part of this herb, it is used as an Ayurvedic medicine to treat several diseases and disorders.

Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha

This herb has relatively very little side effect. In a recent study Ashwagandha exhibited greater benefits than psychotherapy to treat anxiety. This herb is an excellent supplement to increase concentration, reduce fatigue and improve vitality and overall health. Numerous clinical trials have shown great results about the positive effects of Ashwagandha in reducing stress levels and improving overall energy levels. It is also known to improve cardiovascular health and respiratory function.

In women Ashwagandha helps in maintain hormonal balance and thereby reduces bone density related issues. This can be used as a regular herbal supplement for improving your vitality.


Ashwagandha – Indian Ginseng

  • Improves Cardiovascular and respiratory functions
  • Improve bone density in women
  • Natural Ayurvedic Vitality Enhancer

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Ajithkumar, an Engineer and a management professional is the founder of AlternativeMedicineWiz.com. He’s practiced Yoga and Pranayama for more than a decade, after learning it from his renowned guru Gireeshan. He has a keen interest in Ayurveda and Siddha medicine.

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