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Withania coagulans Dunal.

Family Solanaceae.
Habitat Drier parts of Punjab, Gujarat, Simla and Kumaon.
English Vegetable Rennet, Indian Cheese-maker.
Unani Desi Asgandh, Kaaknaj-e-Hindi, Paneer, Paneer-band. Akri (fruit).
Siddha/Tamil Ammukkura.
Action Alterative, emetic, diuretic. Ripe fruits-sedative, CNS depressant, antibilious, emetic, antiasthmatic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory; used in chronic liver troubles and strangury. Dried fruits-carminative, depurative; used for dyspepsia, flatulence and strangury. Leaf-alterative, febrifuge. Seeds-anti-inflammatory, emetic, diuretic, emmenagogue.

Though known as Desi Asgandh, the root is not used in Indian medicine. Ashwagandhaa (Bengali) and Ashwagandhi (Kannada)