Withania somnifera

Aswagandha

Known commonly as 'Ashwangandha', this herb has been used for thousands of years as a popular remedy for many conditions. In Invigo, Ashwangandha helps in increasing the blood supply to the male reproductive organs and thus helps in addressing erectile dysfunction. Perhaps its main use, as described in Ayurvedic literature, is as a daily, long-term "rasayana" or rejuvenating treatment. Ashwagandha is one of the best known and best researched Ayurvedic herbs and holds a place in the Ayurvedic traditions similar to Ginseng in Chinese therapies. For that reason, Ashwagangha has been often referred to as the "Indian Ginseng". It is one of the best health tonics and restorative agents, and has been used to treat general debility, exhaustion, stress induced fatigue and insomnia. Studies have shown its rejuvenating effect, particularly on the muscles and marrow.

 English  Indian Ginseng
 Sanskrit  Hayagandha, Vajigandha
 Assamese  Ashvagandha
 Bengali  Ashvagandha
 Gujarati  Asgandha
 Hindi  Asgandh
 Kannada  Angarberu, Hiremaddina-gida
 Kashmiri  Asagandh
 Malayalam  Amukkuram
 Marathi  Asagandha, Askagandha
 Oriya  Aswagandha
 Punjabi  Asgandh
 Tamil  Amukkaramkizangu
 Telugu  Pennerugadda
 Urdu  Asgand


 

 

 Foreign Matter  Not more than 2%
 Total Ash  Not more than 7%
 Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 1%
 Alcohol soluble extractive(25%)  Not less than 15%
 Water soluble extractiuve Nil


 

 

Rasa: Tikta, Kasaya

Guna : Laghu

Virya : Usna

Vipaka : Madhura

Karma : Rasayana, Vatakaphapaha, Balya, Vajikarana