We supply dried Ashwagandha roots of excellent quality and grades for buyers. It is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. It is an erect branched under shrub mainly grown on wastelands and good for sandy to sandy loam or light red soils, having pH 7.5-8.0 with good drainage. It is generally sown either through seed broadcasting or in lines.
Scientific Name: Withania somnifera
English Name: Cluster winter cherry, Indian ginseng, Poison gooseberry
Hindi Name: Asagandh, Ajagandha, Punir
Root Color: Light Brown/ Grey
Usage of roots: Medicinal
Physical condition: Completely dried, healthy, thick and strong roots
Packing of roots: In plastic bag or as per buyer’s requirement
Availability: Throughout the year
Aphrodisiac, Heart tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Anti-disease, Anti-cancer, Anti-ulcer, Anti-septic, Anti-tumor, Anti-carcinogenic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-epileptic, Adaptogenic, Cardio-protective, Deobstruent, Galactogogue, Diuretic, Narcotic, Abortifacient.
Ashwagandha is a short shrub that grows naturally all around the Indian subcontinent; but is also native to the Middle East and North Africa. It is cultivated in many of the drier regions of India, such as Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat,and Rajasthan. It is also found in Nepal. The plant is a short shrub growing 35 to 75 centimeters tall. Tomentose branches extend radially from a central stem. The flowers are small and green. The ripe fruit is orange-red. It is actually the plant root and seeds that are used in ayurvedic medicine. The roots can occur as one long thick structure, similar in shape to an extra large carrot, or it can occur as a subsystem of various inter-twined roots.
Medicinal Benefits/ Uses
Ashwagandha is an ayurvedic herb that has been used for centuries in India as an adaptogenic herbal remedy to improve overall health, vitality and longevity and to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic. Ashwagandha has a lot of uses. Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (imsomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness (leukoderma), bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease.
It is used for the treatment of high blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, joint pain, paralysis and for increase of hemoglobin. It has been used as antioxidant, and it slows down the growth of lungs, breasts, and colon cancer cells. It has anti-anxiety effect and as a tonic, it increases sexual potential.
Tuberous roots are reported to be tissue building and effective in treating leucoderma, constipation, insomnia, nervous breakdown and also used as aphrodisiac, debility from age, emaciation of children. It provides better physical fitness and improves sexual function. It is well-known semen promoter and treats impotency and infertility.
It relieves total stress, hypertension, promotes sound sleep and stimulates immune system. As a good anti-inflammatory, it is used for arthritic pain relief, to reduce high cholesterol levels and to enhance overall brain functions.