Scientific Name: Withania somnifera
Other Names: Asgandh (Hindi), Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry
Parts Used: Berries, Leaves, Roots
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Adaptogen (Calming), Alterative, Amphoteric (Immune), Anthelmintic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antitumor, Anxiolytic, Aphrodisiac, Bitter, Diuretic, Immunomodulator, Nervine, Thermogenic, Tonic (Reproductive)
Uses: Alcoholism, Arthritis, Asthma, Coughs, Dyspepsia, Edema, Erection Problems, Fevers, Gastric Ulcers, Impaired Cognitive Function, Infertility, Intestinal Worms, Malnutrition in Children, Paralysis, Rheumatism, Thyroid Hormone Normalizer
Contraindications: Do not use if you are sensitive to nightshades or if you have hyperthyroidism. Do not use internally if you have hemachromatosis (excess iron). May increase the effect of thyroid hormones and barbiturates.