Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, it has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigour and strength of a stallion.
Country of Origin: India
Botanical Name: Withania Somnifera
Common Names: Winter Cherry
Ashwagandha contains many useful nutritional components including anolides, alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, amino acids, and a variety of sugars.
Ashwagandha belongs to the same family as the tomato (nightshade family- Solanaceae) and is native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East.