Scientific Name: Withania somnifera Popular Name: Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry Sanskrit Name: Ashwagandha Family: Solanaceae Origin: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Siri Lanka And Bangladesh
It grows like a shrub, reaching the height between 1.50 and 1.70 cm. Belonging to the same tomato family, it is commercially grown in madhya pradesh (a province of india).
Ashwaganda in Sanskrit means horse scent: suggesting that it provides "the strength of a stallion". Its use in ayurvedic medicine is traditional as aphrodisiac, memory loss.
Japanese and American companies filed applications for patents on formulations containing the herb extract.
England has received the patent for product associated with the treatment of arthritis ..
In Brazil, scientific studies were done for diseases such as cancer from the species.
Its cultivation is done through seeds, extremely easy, adapts to any type of climate. Originating in dry climates, it can be planted in any type of soil. Its roots are harvested in the dry period of the year (August and September).