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Withania

(Withania somnifera)

Withania is called “Indian Ginseng” as it is used in Ayurvedic Medicine in much the way that Ginseng is used in Chinese Medicine – to improve vitality and to aid recovery after illness.

Parts Used: The leaves, the fruit and the root

Active Constituents:

Alkaloids, steroidal lactones (withanolides), iron.

Main Actions:

  • Adaptogenic
  • Tonic
  • Sedative

Major Safety Issues:

  • Care must be taken in people with heart insufficiency.