Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Ashwagandha – Indian Ginseng
Ashwagandha which is popularly known as Indian Winter Cherry is a shrub that belongs to the family of Solanace. Its botanical name is WithaniaSomnifera and is usually grown in Himalayas, Gujarat, Punjab, MP, and in the western India.
Ashwagandha is named after its roots that have horse odor (meaning – Horse = Ashwa and Odor = gandha). Due to its leaves which have pig ear resemblance, Ashwagandha is also called “Varahakarni”.
Ayurveda Medicinal properties of Vibhitaki (bibhitaki) – Terminalia Bellirica
Vibhitaki is also known as Bibhitaki and its botanical name is Terminalia Bellirica. It is one of the major Ayurvedic healthy fruits referred to as triphala apart from Haritaki (Terminal Chebula) and Amla (Emblica Officinalis).
Vibhitaki is equipped with many medicinal properties used in treating many diseases. It grows in every region of India to a height of about 60 – 80 feet with large leaves which are about 15 cm long. It has white or pale yellow colour flowers.