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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)


adaptogenic, anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibiotic

Areas of application:

Insomnia, senility, impotence, strengthens the immune system, balances hormonal levels, adrenal fatigue (stress reaction symptoms), combats stress, relieves anxiety, relieves symptoms of depression, reduces cortisol levels, reduces cancerous tumors (breast, lung, stomach, ovary - and colon cancer cells), memory and brain cell degeneration, reduces muscle pain, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain

Plant parts used:

root, leaves

Collection time:

Berries and roots in autumn,

Leaves at any time

To find:

Native to India. Grows on roadsides, in bushes and in weedy areas.


Anaferin, Anahygrin, Cuscohygrin, Nicotin, Tropin, Withasomnin


Ashwagandha is a perennial plant native to warm climates without frost. The shrub grows to a height of 60 to 90 cm with dull green leaves. Light green, bell-shaped flowers appear in mid-summer and orange to red berries in fall. The branches grow in a star shape from the central trunk.

🛑 The fruits (berries) of the plant are poisonous due to their high alkaloid content. The root can cause liver damage (but has not yet been thoroughly studied).

You can buy the Ashwagandha root as Ashwagandha, which has already caused several side effects such as headaches, nausea, sedation, liver problems and the testosterone level is increased.

The Ashwagandha is also called Indian ginseng.

Traditionally, the Ashwagandha is also used as an aphrodisiac, amulet or magic potion. A love potion made from the root is said to have a sexually stimulating effect and make you submissive. It is also used in tantric rituals to extend the duration of erections.

The fruits are rich in saponins and can be used as a substitute for soap.

Research suggests that Ashwagandha protects the brain from the damaging effects of emotional, physical and chemical stress.

The Ashwagandha was first published in 1753 under the name Physalis somnifera.

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