Known commonly as Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar.
Ashwagandha is a highly revered botanical, used in Ayurvedic practices and praised for its adaptogenic and tonic properties. In many Asian countries all parts of the plant are utilized, and the tender leaves are eaten as a gentle nourishing herb.
Safety: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.