What is  Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)?

 Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an evergreen shrub that grows in Asia and Africa. It is commonly used for stress, but there is little evidence for its use as an "adaptogen."

The name ashwagandha means "smell of horse" in Sanskrit. It has been used for centuries in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, as an anti-inflammatory.

Don't confuse ashwagandha with Physalis alkekengi (also known as winter cherry). Both are known as winter cherry. Also don't confuse ashwagandha with American ginseng or eleuthero (also known as Siberian ginseng).


What are the uses of Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha also known as Asgandh contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, lower blood pressure, and alter the immune system.

Since asgandh nagori is traditionally used as an adaptogen, it is used for many conditions related to stress. Adaptogens are believed to help the body resist physical and mental stress. Some of the conditions it is used for include insomnia, aging, anxiety and many others.


What are the Key Benefits of Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling and lower blood pressure. It's possible that these chemicals may alter your immune system as well, but this hasn't been studied very much yet.

Other Names: 

Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng, Asan, Asoda, Asgandha, and Nagori, Asaganda, Ashwagndha, Aswgandha, Asvagandha, Asuganda, Indian Ginseng, Aswaghnda,Ashavganda, Ashwaganda, Ashagandh,Asagandh, Ashwaganda, Ashwganda,Ashawgandha, Asavghanda, Ashawghanda, Asawgandha, Aswaganda, asgandh nagoriAsuvgandha, Ashgandha, Ashavagandha, Aswganda, Askand, Asvgandha, Ashwaghanda, Ashvganda, Asvganda, Aswganda, Aswgantha, Asvgantha, avarada, amukkara, poison gooseberry, Asavgandha, Aswaghanda, Asghand, Asganda, Asgandha, Ashvaganda, Aswaghandha, Asvaghandha, Aksan, Ashavghanda, Winter Cherry, Ashawganda, Asgar, Asghar, Ashwghandha, Ashvghandha, asgand nagori, asgandh nagori, Ashavghandha, Ashawghandha, Ashwangandha, Ashvangandha

Recipes made with Ashwagandha:

Roast a tablespoon of Ashwagandha in Ghee, and Add a tablespoon of Date Sugar. Take it with Warm Milk. Its delicious, and reduces the sugar cravings too.

Add 1 gram of Ashwagandha in ½ glass of Water and ½ glass of Milk. Boil it till it reduces in half. As Sugar as per the taste. Enjoy it as an Ashwagandha Tea.

Take ½ cup of White Flour, 2 Tablespoon of Ashwagandha, ¼ cup butter, 1/8 cup sugar, and ¼ cup of Milk. Sift the flour and Ashwagandha 3-4 times through a sieve, and add a pinch of Salt. Melt the butter in a frying Pan, and add sugar into it. Mix well. Add milk, and mix together. Now add Ashwagandha Powder, Flour, and salt into it, and make a fine dough. Make cookies from the dough, and bake it in Oven. A smooth and delicious cookies are ready for you to enjoy.

Take 2 tablespoon of Ashwagandha Powder, and Mix 2 spoon of jiggery powder, a pinch of black salt, and black pepper. Prepare small balls of this churan, and keep it in container. These are highly nutritious and tasty.

Take 1 tablespoon of White Musli, 1 tablespoon of Black Musli, 1tablespoon of Jaiphal, 1tablespoon green elaichi, 2 tablespoon dalchini powder, 1 tablespoon of Ashwagandha, 6 tablespoon of coconut flakes, 8 cups ghee, 2 cups of Jaggery powder, and ½ cup of wheat flour, and 3 tablespoon of tragacanth gum. Mix the wheatflour in ghee, and thoroughly mix it. Heat the jaggery powder in ghee and mix wheatflour ghee mix into it. Mix all other ingredients. You can add the dry fruits also. Now make Laddus, and eat one every day in Breakfast. Its super healthy and delicious.