Description For Ashwagandha
Benefits of using Ashwagandha:
How to grow Ashwagandha Plant:Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Description: Ashwagandha is a perennial, evergreen, branched under-shrub (60-120 cm tall). The plant looks like brinjal plant, but the leaves are darker & thicker. The fruit is small, globose berry, orange in colour but turning red on maturity. Birds feast on these fruits.
Planting Season: Throughout the year.
Climate: Plant prefers cold, dry weather of low rainfall regions. It can be grown successfully in Indian gardens.
Soil: Plant prefers well-drained, light sandy loam, a medium fertile soil of 6-8 pH.
Planting: Plant Ashwagandha in a regular 8-10 inch round pots with a height of minimum 1 feet.
Sunlight: Full sun (Min 6-8 hours)
Watering: Plant requires regular, moderate watering. A potted plant can be watered every alternate day by watering can.
Manuring: Add plenty of cow dung manure or compost in potting soil at the time of planting.
Plant protection: Keep the soil free from pathogenic fungi by adding Trichoderma.
Propagation: Plants are propagated by seed sowing. Seeds can be sown directly in the pot.
Medicinal properties: The plant has adaptogenic, immuno-modulator, aphrodisiac, anti-stress & mildly sedative properties. It provides a remedy for general debility, fatigue, stress-induced disorders, dropsy, dyspepsia, hiccup, joint pains, improves male potency, reduces neurosis and inflammation in lungs.
Plant part used: Roots & leaves.
Chemical constituents: The plant contains a large number of alkaloids, & withanolides (0.13- 0.68 %), which are therapeutically important.
How to use: Direct use of Ashwagandha plant as a home remedy is not recommended to hobby gardeners. Inappropriate & unguided use of raw plant parts can even prove to be toxic to the human body.
Professionally, Ashwagandha roots are employed in a large number of Ayurvedic medicines, which are prescribed to patients by doctors and physicians.
|Type of Plants||Medicinal Plants|
|Water Schedule||Twice a week|
|Speciality||Used as a general tonic|
|Design Use||Cough Syrup|
|Ideal Location||Out door|
|Packing Weight||750 g|
|Packing Height||27 cm|
|Packing Depth||11 cm|
|Packing Width||11 cm|