Common Names: Ajagandha, Amangura, Amukkirag, Asan, Asana, Asgand, Asgandh, Asgandha, Ashagandha, Ashvagandha, Ashwaganda, Ashwanga, Asoda, Asundha, Asvagandha, Aswagandha, Avarada, Ayurvedic Ginseng, Cerise d’Hiver, Clustered Wintercherry, Ghoda Asoda, Ginseng Ayurvedique, Ginseng Indien, Hayahvaya, Indian Ginseng, Kanaje Hindi, Kuthmithi, Orovale, Peyette, Physalis Somnifera, Samm Al Ferakh, Samm Al Rerakh, Sogade-Beru, Strychnos, Turangi-Ghanda, Vajigandha, Winter Cherry, Withania, Withania Somnifera.
Scientific Name: Withania Somnifera
Common Uses: Tumors, Tuberculosis, Liver problems, Swelling (inflammation), Ulcerations, Stress, Inducing vomiting, Altering immune system function, preventing the signs of aging, Fibromyalgia, Infertility.
*Warnings: Ashwagandha may slow down the central nervous system, Do not use ashwagandha if you are pregnant.It’s not known whether it’s safe to apply ashwagandha directly to the skin. Ashwagandha isPOSSIBLY SAFEwhen taken by mouth short-term. The long-term safety of ashwagandha is not known. Large doses of ashwagandha might causestomachupset,diarrhea, and vomiting.
Origin: The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. The root has a strong aroma that is described as “horse-like”.