Ashwaganda - Withania somnifera

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  • Height: 3'
  • Type: Half Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any / Alkaline
  • Flower colour: yellow
  • Flowering period: From May - September

Ashwaganda (withania somnifera) or winter cherry as it also called is a half hardy shrub originating from the Indian sub continent. It is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, but little seen and used in the West. It belongs to the solanacae family which also includes potatoes and tomatoes. It reaches heights of up to 6’ and has small inconspicuous yellow flowers followed by small red berries containing yellow seeds. High in alkaloids, it is traditionally the roots that are used for conditions such as nervous exhaustion, insomnia, wasting diseases, diminished brain function and fatigue. It is well known for its rejuvenating and life extending properties.