Ashwagandha Powder/අශ්වගන්ධ පවුඩර්: Solanaceae (Solanaceae) is a genus of plants known by its scientific name, Withania somnifera, and is sometimes referred to as Amukkara in Ayurveda. This is prevalent in Sri Lanka and in western India.
Ayurveda believes that drinking a mixture of powdered amukkara potatoes and cow’s milk can cure infertility in women. Ashwagandha Powder/අශ්වගන්ධ පවුඩර් infusion also helps in proper pregnancy, asthma, colds and coughs. The fruits and seeds of this plant also have anti-cough properties. Ayurveda points out that amukkara tubers are very suitable for swelling and pain in the joints and a number of herbs have been developed based on the herb fragrant plant which are suitable for use in various ailments.
Amukkara is often used as a medicine and Amukkara decoction, Amukkara tablets, amukkara honey, capsules and drinks are widely used for treatment. There are many counterfeit medicines in the market which are made by mixing Valpenela and Amukkara. Also, horseradish oil, horseradish powder, etc. have become a popular local herb today. As a very good solution to the busy lifestyle and the difficulty of finding these rare herbs, the sale of these drugs can be seen as easy to buy, as well as products prepared in pharmacies and supermarkets.