Amukkuram, Ashwagandha, Indian Ginseng
Amukkuram or Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb commonly known as Indian Ginseng and as Indian Winter Cherry is an important medicinal herb, the roots of which are employed in Indian traditional systems of medicine, Ayurveda and Unani. It is a perennial shrub, widely cultivated in certain areas of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This plant is also known by different names like Asgandh, Amukira, Keramaddinagaddi, Vajigandha, Pennerugadda or Trittavu. Anxiety and stress has commonly affected everyone and every life making one’s mind unstable leading to irritation, difficulty in concentration, mental agony, depression etc. Amukkura or Amukkura kizhangu (roots) has been traditionally used to cure such psychological ailments and sleep disorders.