Health Benefits of Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha is one of the most popular herbs used in the Ayurveda’s medicine. The biological name of ashwagandha is Withania  somnifera and it is also commonly called  as the Indian winter cherry .


The name ashwagandha is derived from the fact that in ancient times this herb was used to derive energy i.e. to boost up the  energy of a person just like the energy the horse encompass. People also consider ashwagandha equivalent to ginseng of the Chinese herbal medicine as sometimes referred as Indian ginseng.

Indian ginseng

Basically, this plant has long brown tuberous roots and this is the very part that is being used in the preparation of the herbal medicines. Earlier this drug was only found in few areas where they were known to grow naturally but now-a-days due to extreme demand of this medicine, this shrub is also grown in field areas in drier regions.

Traditionally this drug has been used in treating various ailments and diseases because of consisting of alkaloids and steroidal lactones such as withanine, somniferine and cuseohygrine.

withanine and somniferine

Ashwagandha For Reducing Arthritis Pain In The Knee:

Ashwagandha along with some other herbs is known to treat the conditions of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by causing reduction in pain. This drug is of ushan virya potency and is known to remove the symptoms of vata symptoms that are the real cause for initiation of pain.

Arthritis pain

Ashwagandha For Reduction Of Stress:

Ashwagandha is one of the well known adaptogen that is found effective for people to handle the stress conditions properly. Both men and women taking this drug regularly are shown to handle physical and emotional stress in a better way.


Ashwagandha For Mental Calmness And Alertness:

This herb is also effective in inducing mental serenity, tranquility and improves the watchfulness of the mind. Regular intake of this drug can increase retaining power and concentration among students.

mental calmness

Ashwagandha For Sciatica Pain:

Sciatica is again a vata induced problem and this herbal drug helps in reducing the sciatica pain.

Sciatica pain

Ashwagandha For Healing Wounds And Injury:

It is also known for acting as an anti-inflammatory substance thereby it substantiate to be useful in plummeting swellings along with restoration of the blood supply. Ashwagandha is also known for its healing properties against wounds and injuries.

Healing wounds and injury

Ashwagandha For Aging:

The active ingredients of this herb are wonderful antioxidants which can reduce the appearance of aging signs.

Aging signs

Ashwagandha As An Aphrodisiac:

It is one of the powerful aphrodisiac which helps in enhancing the sexual strength, stamina, virility, and extensive endurance.

Enhance sexual strength