Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha is a tender perennial herb native to India and Africa. Ashwagandha is also referred to as "Indian ginseng”. It's one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. The roots are primarily used in making medicine. Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogen (plant substance that increase the body's ability to combat the damaging consequences of stress and to encourage or restore normal physiological functioning) herb.
- tender perennial (protect from frost)
- full sun
- moist well draining sandy soil
- low water (once established)
- harvest: roots
How to use?
- dehydrated and then powdered