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ASHWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera)

1. INTRODUCTION :- Withania somnifera, also known as Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry, Ajagandha, Kanaje Hindi and Samm Al Ferakh, is a plant in Solanaceae or nightshade family. In Ayurveda ashwaganda is considered a rasayana herb, which works on a nonspecific basis to increase health and longevity. This herb is also considered an adaptogen which is a nontoxic herb that works on a nonspecific basis to normalize physiological function, working on the HPA axis and the neuroendocrine system. The roots and berries of the plant are used in herbal medicine. In Ayurveda, the fresh roots are sometimes boiled in milk, prior to drying, in order to leach out undesirable constituents. The berries are used as a substitute for rennet, to coagulate milk in cheese making. Ashwagandha in Sanskrit means "Horse's smell", probably originating from the odor of its root which resembles that of sweaty horse. The species name somnifera means "sleep-making" in Latin, indi…

Pine apple Juice & its Benifits

Pineapple Smoothie

Yields 4 cups: Ingredients½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks½ cup cashews, soaked1 cup coconut water1 cup pineapple juice1 lime, juiced¼ cup coconut meat2 tablespoons coconut cream2 dates, pitted (optional for sweetness)Garnish1 lime, cut into wedges DirectionsAdd pineapple chunks, cashews, coconut water, pineapple juice, lime juice, coconut meat, and coconut cream into a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Add dates, for optional added sweetness.Pour into glass and serve with lime garnish.