Common Names: Winter cherry, Indian Ginseng
Scientific Name: Withania somnifera, Solanaceae
This plant is primarily made of stems. They are thick and furry, with bundles of pods in between that eventually flower into light yellow/green flowers.
It is a powerful medicinal herb that is used a lot in Ayurveda. It is used by both men and women for similar benefits.
Parts Used: root, leaf and berries may also be used
Uses: Medicinal purposes
Storage: Store in a cool dry place
This herb is used to treat fatigue, emaciation, to boos reproductive health, treat hypothyroid, insomnia, low libido, degenerative disease, anxiety, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and insulin resistant as well as increase longevity.
Safety: It is generally prepared with cow’s milk. Be sure that the milk and plant you are using are not going bad.
Books: “Ayurveda: Beginner’s Guide to Easy Remedies: Home Remedies” by: Yogi Katyananda