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Withania somnifera, ashwagandha

Botanical names: Withania somnifera, Withania sicula, Hypnoticum somniferum, Physalis alpini, Physalis flexuosa, Physalis scariosa, Physalis somnifera, Physalis sugunda, Physaloides somnifera, Withania kansuensis, Withania microphysalisSolanaceae
Common names
English: ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, winter cherry, poison gooseberry
Spanish: bufera, ashwagandha, ginseng indio, oroval, orval, hierba mora mayor
French: ashwagandha
German: Schlafbeere, Ashwagandha, Winterkirsche
Active constituents: alkaloids, steroidal lactones; tropine, cuscohygrine, withanolides notably withaferin A

Withania somnifera, ashwagandha
Withania somnifera, ashwagandha
 
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