English Name: Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry
Indian Name: Ashwagandha
Scientific Name: Withania somnifera
Form: Root Powder
Health Benefits: Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling, lower blood pressure, and alter the immune system. Since ashwagandha is traditionally used as an adaptogen, it is used for many conditions related to stress. Adaptogens are believed to help the body resist physical and mental stress.
Industrial Application: Used as raw material in ayurvedic medicines, extracts and herbal tea.