Medicinal Use Of Ashwagandha Or Winter Cherry Or Withania Somnifera

Ashwagandha(winter cherry) or Indian ginseng is medicinal herb native to India. Different parts of this plant are used to treat various ailments.

Weight loss:

Take three Ashwagandha leaves thrice a day with water for 3 to 7 days. Then give gap of 15 days and again do the same.

White Discharge:

Mix equal amount of misri and Ashwagandha churna and take one spoon of this twice a day.


Mix 3gm Ashwagandha with 3gm ghee and 1gm misri and take twice a day.

Joint pain:

Take 1 tbsp Ashwagandha churna mix in glass of milk an drink.

Sexual Debility:

Mix equal quantities of ashwagandha and jaggery. Take this 3 hrs before meal with milk.


For treating thyroid take 200-1200 mg Ashwagandha powder with tea.


Take ashwagandha leaves and castor plant leaves, warm and apply at swelling.

Please note:

Ashwagandha is NOT recommended for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. When used in pregnancy it may cause abortion.

Do not eat ashwagandha seeds.

Take only prescribed limits.

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