Description: Ashwagandha has been long praised as a longevity and vitality tonic by those who practice Ayurveda. It grows in the sunny, dry regions of India but
can also be found growing in Nepal. In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means “horse’s smell”, it is believed that this is in reference to the plant’s roots—which smell like a sweaty horse.
Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Common names: Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, winter cherry
Medicinal part: Roots, berries, leaves