Ashwagandha- Withania somnifera- which belongs to the pepper family, is found in India and Africa. The roots of ashwagandha are used medicinally. Ashwagandha, which belongs to the pepper family, is found in India and Africa. The roots of ashwagandha are used medicinally. For energy-related predicaments, many people turn to ashwagandha, increasingly known as the ‘Indian ginseng.’ Ashwagandha, or ‘winter cherry,’ provides energy and a rejuvenating lift while at the same time offering a calming effect. The chemical components in ashwagandha are remarkably similar to those found in ginseng, and yet studies have demonstrated its superiority in stress-relieving abilities when compared to its Chinese cousin. Ayurvedic healers have long prescribed the herb to treat exhaustion caused by both physical and mental strain, and scientific research has recently borne out this practice. A double-blind study found that ashwagandha prevented stress-related ulcers and vitamin C deficiency, and increased energy and endurance when under stress. They to ashwagandha’s benefit lies in its action as an adaptive, or substance that helps the body become more flexible and capable of handling change. This applies especially to the muscles. Indeed, the herb’s adaptogenic effect has far-reaching implications. Ashwagandha enjoys the reputation in the West as an aphrodisiac, a use supported by a recent study in which more than 70 percent of men reported increased libido and sexual function after taking the herb.ergot is indicated. It is well established for its effectiveness in dysmenorrhoea.Produces an estrogen-like effect that enhances the repair of the endometrial and stops bleeding. It is also useful in internal bleeding, hemorrhoids and also hemorrhagic dysentery.Oxytocie activity of the plant was seen in rat and human isolated uterine preparations. Estrogen-primed or gravid uterus was more sensitive to the action of the alcoholic extract. Pentolinium bitartrate completely blocked the oxytocic action. Seed extract is found effective against dermatophytic fungi. Its use in treatment of excessive uterine bleeding is extensive in India. The plant is used also in dysmenorrheal and for depression in women. Bleeding from piles is reduced with the plant. In the commonly used doses side effects are rare.