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Also Known As : Winter cherry, Poison gooseberry, Indian ginseng
Technical Name : Withania somnifera


Taste Profile

It has a bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Ashwagandha can be added to tea, turmeric milk and smoothies.
  2. It can be used in chocolate drinks also.

Common names and forms

  1. Ashwagandha (Withamia Somnifera)
  2. Ashwagandha Powder (Withania Somnifera)
  3. Withania Somnifera


Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herb that has been used since ancient times. It is a stout shrub that produces red berry-like fruit. The fruit is either made into paste or powder. It is native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Health benefits

  • Ashwagandha is effective to reduce anxiety levels.(1)
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to treat arthritis.(1)
  • It is very helpful to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart diseases.(1)
  • It is also beneficial to prevent loss of brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease.(1)
  • Ashwagandha helps to fight certain cancers such as breast cancer, kidney, lung and prostate cancer.(1)

Selection Guide

Ashwagandha is available as capsules, powder and liquid extract. Choose it according to the requirement and dosage prescribed.


Ashwagandha should not be consumed in pregnancy as it may cause miscarriage. Excessive consumption of ashwagandha might cause diarrhea, vomiting and stomach upset.(2)

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