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The Incredible Benefits of Ashwagandha

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The Incredible Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is the Sanskrit name of the medicinal plant Withania somnifera, commonly known as Indian ginseng or Indian winter cherry. The term Ashwagandha literally means ‘smell of horse,’ directly referring to the musky odor of the leaves and stem of the plant, while indirectly alluding to its invigorating effect on the mind and the body. On the other hand, its Latin name somnifera means ‘sleep-inducing,’ which happens to be another effect of the plant. Ashwagandha is widely used in the ancient medical stream of India known as Ayurveda, which roughly translates to ‘the Science of Life.’ This short perennial has...

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