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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Family
Solanaceae, or nightshade family
Common Names
Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, Winter Cherry
Harvest
Traditionally, the root of the ashwagandha plant is used for medicinal purposes. Harvest it in the fall after the first or second year of growth.
Growing Conditions
USDA Growing Zone(s): Ashwagandha grows as a perennial in zones 9-11. It grows as an annual in zones 4-8.
Ashwagandha grows best in well-drained soil with full sun. 
Varieties:
  • African: Fast and vigorous grower
  • Vedic: This strain is from India
Medicinal Uses
The word “Ashwagandha” translates to “'smelling like a horse,” reflecting both the smell of the plant and its properties that offer vigor and strength. It is an adaptogen and nerve tonic. It can be made into a delicious night time beverage with warm milk.
 
Traditionally, the root of the ashwagandha plant is used for medicinal purposes.
​​This content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine.
African Ashwagandha
Vedic Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha root