Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, fam. Solanaceae) is commonly known as “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”. Ashwagandha is a short, tender perennial shrub growing 35–75 cm (14–30 in) tall. This plant has leaves that are dull green, elliptic, and usually up to 10–12 cm long. Also, the flowers are small, green and bell-shaped. This plant also has fruits that is red when ripe. Having been used for millennia as a Rasayana for its wide ranging health benefits it is one of the most important herb of Ayurveda (the traditional system of medicine in India) used for millennia as a Rasayana for its wide ranging health benefits. 

  • ashwagandha bushCan reduce blood sugar levels. …
  • Might have anticancer properties. …
  • Can reduce cortisol levels. …
  • May help reduce stress and anxiety. …
  • May reduce symptoms of depression. …
  • Can boost testosterone and increase fertility in men. …
  • May increase muscle mass and strength.

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