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.

General info

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

Medicinal Uses

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