Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a plant (Kshup). It is a plant of the Vidania family; 10 species of Vidania are found in the world and 2 in India. Ashwagandha is traditionally used in India for Ayurvedic treatment. Along with this it is also grown as a cash crop. Ashwagandha got its name due to the smell of horse urinein its fresh leaves and roots .
Ashwagandha is an important plant used in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is also called Medhya Rasayana, which is used to increase our brain’s memory and concentration.
Ashwagandha is known as a rejuvenator medicine. It also has anti-tumor and anti-biotic properties. Ashwagandha is used for the treatment of the following diseases.
- ashwagandha powder
- ashwagandha avaleh
- Saubhagya Shunthi Pak
- Maharasnadi Yoga