Horse Power! Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root is known by a number of names, including Indian ginseng and winter cherry, and its usages are even more plentiful than its aliases. Tracing the origin of ashwagandha’s name gives us strong clues about its function. Ashwagandha literally translates to “smell of a horse” in Sanskrit. While the fresh root has a strong odor that is likened to horse urine, rest assured, the dried root has a mild, if not pleasant, flavor and odor. As Ayurveda teaches, nothing is right for everyone, but the uses of this rejuvenating herb are vast, powerful, and plentiful. Read the article here.