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.