Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is also known as Indian Ginseng is evergreen medicinal herb which can be found in gardens, wasteland and on sides of roads. In India it has been used for 2500 years for treatment of diseases. Nowadays this medicinal is commercially grown in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and in Uttar Pradesh. Generally its roots and leaves are used for medicinal purpose. Its roots are fleshy and brown in colour. It is a rasayana which boosts immunity, vigour, strength and fertility. It has immunomodulator, alterative, astringent, nervine, sedative, aphrodisiac and rejuvenating activities. Its root is used in form of powder, decoction and infusion.
Latin name: Withania somnifera
Indian name: Ashvagandha, Hayahvaya, Vajigandha, Asgandh
English name: Winter Cherry
How to prepare Ashwagandha tea
- Take Ashwagandha root powder (3-6 gms) in half litre of water.
- Bring this to boil.
- Cook for 15 mins.
- Filter and drink in lukewarm state.
- In a day up to three cup of Ashwagandha tea can be drink.
Health benefits of Ashwagandha tea
- Gives relief in stress, tension, depression
- Improves energy level of body, learning
Who should not drink Ashwagandha tea
Persons suffering from high blood pressure.