Latin Name

Withania somnifera

English Name

Winter cherry, Indian ginseng

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It acts as an Aphrodisiac so used in oligospermia (low sperm count), low sperm motility. It is used in respiratory disorders due to its action on Kapha. It has nourishing and rejuvenating properties so used in general debility and neurodegenerative disorders. Due to its calming effect on brain it is used in treatment of Insomnia, anxiety. It has carminative properties and relieves pain due to flatulence.

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