Ashwagandha – अश्वागंधा – Winter cherry – Withania somnifera


Ashwagandha | Winter cherry

Scientific Name : Withania somnifera. | Part : Dried roots

Ayurvedic Classification Description
Sanskrit Name Ashwagandha (अश्वगंधा)
English Name Winter cherry, Indian ginseng
Botanical Name Withania somnifera
Family Solanaceae
Parts Used Roots, leaves
Taste (Rasa) Bitter (Tikta), astringent (Kashaya), sweet (Madhura)
Energy (Virya) Heating (Ushna)
Post-Digestive Effect (Vipaka) Sweet (Madhura)
Dosha Effect Balances all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
Tissue (Dhatu) Affinity All tissues, especially nerve and reproductive tissues
Channel (Srotas) Affinity Respiratory, reproductive, and nervous system
Action (Karma) Rejuvenative (Rasayana), adaptogenic, calming (Sattvic), immune-stimulating, aphrodisiac, cognitive enhancer (Medhya Rasayana)

Active compounds and benefits of Ashwagandha:

Active Compounds Benefits
Withanolides Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, anxiolytic
Alkaloids (such as somnine and somniferine) Sedative, analgesic, smooth muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory
Saponins (including sitoindosides) Adaptogenic, anti-stress, immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory
Amino acids (including tryptophan) Calming, anti-anxiety
Choline Cognitive enhancer, memory improvement
Iron Nutritional support for healthy blood cells
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Ashwagandha is considered to have a wide range of health benefits, particularly as a rejuvenative and adaptogenic herb

“अश्वगंधा बलकृष्णा तु रूक्षा तु लघु कामिनी।
वातकफहर कृत् सर्वावयविनुत् ||”


“Ashvagandha balakr̥shnā tu rūkṣā tu laghu kāminī।
Vātakaphahara kṛt sarvāvayavinut ||”

This is also from the Charaka Samhita and describes some of the properties and benefits of Ashwagandha. It translates to:

Ashwagandha is a strength-promoting, black-coloured and dry herb, which is light in nature. It is beneficial for the diseases caused by Vata and Kapha doshas, and helps to strengthen all the bodily tissues.”

Vernacular names for Ashwagandha:

  • Hindi: Ashwagandha, अश्वगंधा
  • Sanskrit: Ashwagandha, अश्वगंधा
  • Tamil: Amukkara Kizhangu, அமுக்கரக்கிழங்கு
  • Telugu: Penneru Gadda, పెన్నెరు గడ్డ
  • Kannada: Vajigandha, ವಜಿಗಂಧ
  • Malayalam: Amukkura, അമുക്കുര
  • Bengali: Ashwagandha, অশ্বগন্ধা
  • Gujarati: Aasandha, અસગંધા
  • Marathi: Asvagandha, अश्वगंधा
  • Punjabi: Asgandh, ਅਸਗੰਧ

General guidelines for dosing Ashwagandha powder:

  • For general wellness and stress relief: 1-2 grams of Ashwagandha powder per day, taken with warm milk or water.
  • For improving cognitive function: 500-600 mg of Ashwagandha extract (standardized to contain 5% withanolides) taken twice a day.
  • For reducing anxiety: 250-600 mg of Ashwagandha extract (standardized to contain 2.5-5% withanolides) taken twice a day.
  • For reducing inflammation: 5 grams of Ashwagandha powder per day, split into 2-3 doses.

Again, these are general guidelines, and it’s important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate dose for you based on your individual needs and health status.

Benefits of Ashwagandha in Ayurveda include:

  • Supporting overall physical and mental health and well-being
  • Reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Boosting energy, vitality, and endurance
  • Improving cognitive function and memory
  • Supporting healthy sleep
  • Reducing inflammation and oxidative stress in the body
  • Boosting immune function
  • Supporting healthy reproductive function and hormone balance
  • Improving joint and muscle health
  • Supporting healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels

Ashwagandha per 100 grams, Nutritional Value:

Nutrient Amount per 100 grams Daily Requirement
Calories 247 kcal N/A
Carbohydrates 49.98 g 130 g
Fiber 11.0 g 25 g
Protein 3.9 g 56 g
Fat 0.3 g 44-77 g
Vitamin C 165 mg 90 mg
Calcium 120 mg 1000-1300 mg
Iron 5.0 mg 8-18 mg
Potassium 1150 mg 2000-3000 mg
Sodium 38 mg 1500-2300 mg
Withanolides 0.25%-0.5% N/A

Disclaimer: Please note that it is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before using any herb for therapeutic purposes, as the benefits may vary depending on the individual’s health status and dosha imbalance.

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