Q. Withania somnifera sometimes seen in news is a?

[A] Traditional Indian herb

[B] Alien invasive weed

[C] Extinct reptile species

[D] A sacred grove

Answer: A
  • Ashwagandha’ (Withania somnifera) is commonly known as ‘Indian winter cherry ’. 
  • It is a traditional Indian herb that boosts energy, reduces stress, and makes the immune system stronger. 
  • Ashwagandha has also shown success in treating both acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and damage throughout your body.