Ashwagandha (botanical name: Withania somnifera) is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. It is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda and has plenty of benefits.
Taste: pungent, astringent, bitter
Qualities: light, oily/unctuous
Effect on doshas: pacifies all the 3 doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
1. Powder: 3 to 6 g in divided dose per day
2. Capsule : 250 - 500 mg or as directed by the Ayurvedic Physician
3. Can be taken with water, milk, yogurt, honey and ghee