Withania Somnifera is a perennial shrub from the Solanaceae or Nightshade family. It is also known as Ashwagandha. The herbal root extract has been traditionally used as a tonic and as a sedative but recent research shows that the leaf extract contains Withanolides which have been found to have regenerative properties on brain-cell synapses in mice and in human cell lines in laboratory studies.
Classification of the Plant
Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Scientific Name: Withania Somnifera (Dunal)
Distribution Withania Somnifera grows abundantly in India (especially Madhya Pradesh),