The sleeping berry (Indian Ashwagandha) is a type of plant from the nightshade family and is up to 2 m high, has oval leaves and reddish balloon-like flowers. The cultivation of the medicinal plant Ashwagandhandha is especially widespread in the western areas of India. It is also commonly known as "Indian ginseng" because Ashwagandha has a similar place in Ayurvedic herbal medicine (Dravyaguna) to ginseng in Chinese medicine. Ashwagandha is one of the most frequently used drugs in Ayurvedic medicine, primarily because of its versatile effects and very good tolerability.
It supports the balance of the nervous system and can therefore be used well for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, exhaustion), nervous overexertion, reduced memory and muscular energy, erectile dysfunction (impotence) and general weakness.
The juice of the leaves can be used as an earache Ear drops be used. The internal areas of application are mainly the nervous system, digestive tract, circulatory system, respiratory tract and tissue regeneration. Ashwagandha is the best rejuvenating and nourishing medicinal plant, especially for the muscles, the bone marrow and the seeds as well as for all forms of weakness and deficiency in the tissue.
Ashwagandha has a calming effect and promotes a deep, mostly dreamless sleep.