Ashwagandha – UPSC Prelims

Ashwagandha:
  • Ashwagandha’ (Withania somnifera) is commonly known as ‘Indian winter cherry ’.
  • It is a traditional Indian herb that boosts energy, reduces stress, and makes the immune system stronger.
  • Ashwagandha has also shown success in treating both acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis(RA) is an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and damage throughout your body.