Ashwagandha: One of the best nutritive herb

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Aug 24, 2008, 2:24:15 PM8/24/08
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Common Name:
Winter cherry (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:
Ashwagandha- Means 'the smell of a horse' as its fresh root smells
like a horse's urine, and also perhaps because it is renowned for
imparting the sexual stamina of a horse.

Lt. Name:
Withania somnifera (somnifera means "sleep-bearing" in Latin,
indicating it was considered a sedative, but it has been also used
sexual vitality and as an adaptogen)- Solanaceae

Bio energetics:
Rasa (Taste)- Tikta (Bitter); Katu (Pungent); Madhura (Sweet)
Guna (Characteristics)- Laghu (Light); Snigdha (Unctuous)
Veerya (Potency)- Ushna (Warm)
Vipaka (Post digestion effect)- Madhura (Sweet)

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