Local Names of Withania somnifera:
There are some common names and the misspellings. They are common - aswagandha, asgandha, winter cherry, Indian Ginseng.
English Name of Withania somnifera:
Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng, Indian Winter Cherry. Ginseng is a good adaptogenic but is quite strong - not in its efficacy but due to its effect on stomach. It is hot and with stimulatory property. Some persons compare it with Withania somnifera for its properties and in clinical research. WS is found at par in efficacy.
Latin Name: Withania Somnifera, Physalis flexuosa.
Family: Solanaceae family.
Other Names of Ashwagandha:
- Samm Al Ferakh
- Kanaje Hindi
Indian Winter Cherry is at Par With:
WS is one of the first class adaptogenic, tonic and rejuvenative herb. It is compared with world's best herbs in this class like Ginseng, Astragalus, Dang gui, Reishi mushroom and South American Suma (Pfaffia paniculata).
The chemical components of WS are similar to Ginseng and studies have demonstrated its superiority to this Chinese cousin in relieving stress.