Common Names  Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry or winter cherry
Scientific Name  Withania Somnifer

Ashwagandha is used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic.

Helps with arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness (leukoderma), bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease. Improves thinking ability, decreases pain and swelling (inflammation), and preventing the effects of aging.

It is also used for fertility problems in men and women and to increase sexual desire.