I’m so intrigued by this herb Ashwagandha that I decided to do some research on it and find out what is ashwagandha for. Pronounced ash-wa-gand-ha. It’s considered the King of Ayurvedic Herbs. Withania somnifera is the official name of this plant that is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. It’s a small evergreen shrub plant in the Solanacease or nightshade family. It’s grown in India, parts of Africa and the Middle East. The root is used to make the substance that is crushed into a powder that makes up the medicinal properties. The berry doesn’t taste very good but is used to propagate for future planting.