Plant uses: Used widely in Indian Ayurvedic medicine and is best known for its tonic, anti-stress and vitality enhancing properties. May provide cognitive and neurological support, assisting a deep nourishing sleep, enhancing immunity and improving libido.
Plant preparation: Traditionally used as a tea with warm milk and honey.
Plant properties: Calming adaptogen, immune-boosting, and nerve tonic.
Energetics and taste: Warming, bitter, astringent, sweet.
Scientific name: Withonia somnifera
Other common names: Indian ginseng, gooseberry, winter cherry
Plant part: Roots