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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

Potency: hot

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

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