Ashwagandha is also known as Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, and Winter cherry. Ashwagandha roots are one of the important medicinal herbs in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. It is considered an 'adaptogen', which can improve our physical energy, increase immunity to colds and infections, and increase sexual capacity and fertility.
The main constituents of ashwagandha are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. In Ayurveda Ashwagandha is believed to posess aphrodisiac, rejuvenative and anti-aging properties. The traditional Indian medicine uses Ashwagandha to treat symptoms like chronic fatigue, bone weakness, loose teeth, impotency, premature ageing, constipation, nervous exhaustion, anxiety, arthritis pain, and memory loss etc.