Nov. 26, 2021

The Ministry of Ayush has decided to re-examine the matter relating to the use of Ashwagandha (Withania somniferal) leaves in ASU (Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani) drugs by constituting an expert group to this end.


  • Earlier, the ministry had issued an Advisory against using the leaves of Ashwagandha in ASU Drugs.

  • In the wake of Ayush Ministry barring the use of Ashwagandha leaves (vide letter dated 06.10.2021 to the ASU Drugs Manufacturing Association), representations had been received from the ASU Drugs Manufacturing Industry partners.

  • The Expert Group will make appropriate recommendations to the Government of India on the use of Ashwagandha leaves/Panchanga of Ashwagandha in ASU products based on scientific evidence.

Source : PIB