Ashwagandha is commonly known as Indian Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng. The name “Ashwagandha” is derived from the word “ashwa,” meaning horse. It is believed that after consuming the root, one gains powers similar to that of a horse. The second part of the name “gandha,” means fragrance and refers to the characteristic fresh smell of the roots when harvested.
Churnams are both single herbs and multiple herbs that are based on traditional formulas from the Ayurvedic text. The fresh plant material is dried, ground and sifted through a fine sieve to form a fine light powder. The single churnams are combined to make the traditional Ayurvedic formulas. The fine herbal powders are mixed with warm water and easily absorbed into the body.