All about Ayurveda & Medicinal Plants

Winter Cherry

The scientific name of Winter Cherry: Withania Somnifera Dunal.

Name of Winter Cherry in different languages:-

English: Withania, Indian ginseng

Sanskrit: Varahakarni, Vajigandha

Hindi: Ashwagandha

Malayalam: Amukkuram-അമുക്കുരം, Aswaganda-അശ്വഗന്ധ.

Plant description:

Winter cherry or Winter cherry also known as Indian ginseng -Ashwagandha is an annual evergreen Shrub growing up to 1 meter tall, stem bearing 3 leaves from a node, mostly found in open places or disturbed areas of dried soil. Flowering is after September (end of monsoon season), flowers are small and green in colour. The ripe fruits are deep orange or red. Root is the useful part of this plant which is used as an ingredient in Ayurveda medicines.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-parallel

 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Tuberous roots.

Medicinal uses:

Vatha, Kapha, Skin diseases, TB, reduce blood pressure, Asthma, increase sexual power, modern studies shows the properties to fight against cancer.

Chemical contents:

Alkaloids and steroidal lactones

How to prepare medicines:

Dried roots powder mix in warm milk or water and drink for 15 days. Fry in ghee and use daily can induce sexual power, Gee and honey with dried powder can use to increase breast milk for feeding ladies.

Winter Cherry is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Artab Tablet   Dhanwantharam Thailam   Neelibhringadi Thailam
Ashwagandha Tailam Femlin Tablets Neelikadi Thaila
Asthiposhak Tablet   Gritona Tablet   Nimbaharidradi choornam
Aswagandha choornam Himguvachadi Choornam Paranthyadi Thailam  
Balaguloochuadi Keram Jatamayadi Choornam   Prabhanjana Vimardanam Tailam
Balaguluchyadi Thailam Kamentose tablets   Pramehamihira Tailam 
Balaswagandhadi Thailam Lakshadi Kuzhambu   Prasarini yadi Thailam
Bipasil Tablets Lakshadi Velichenna   Rasnadi choornam
Brenitone Tablets   Laxadi Oil   Rheumallin tablet
Brihat Ashwagandha Ghrita   Leucorid tablets   Saraswatharishtam
Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita   Maha Laxadi Tailm   Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Calciplus Tablets   Maha Narayana Tailam   Shilapravang tablets  
Chandanadi Thailam   Maha Vishagarbha Tailam   Shiva Gulika 
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Maharajaprasarini Thailam   Sukumara Ghritam    
Dadhika Ghrita   Manasamithravatam  Sukumara Kashaya   
Dasamoolarishtam   Mashabaladi Kashaya    Triphaladi Thailam
Dhanwantharam kashayam   Memorex Tablets   Vasachandanadi Taila
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu   Narayana Thailam   Vathavidamsini thailam
Back to Top