Certified Organic Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
AYURVEDIC NAME: AshwagandhaBOTANICALLY: Withania somniferaKNOWN AS: Winter cherry (English)OTHER NAMES: Winter cherry (English), Asgandh (Hindi), Viremaddinagaddi (Kannada), Amukkuram (Malayalam), Amukkira (Tamil), Vajigandha (Telugu)
CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE TREE: An erect branching undershrub that reaches out 150 cm in height. Leaves – ovate up to 10 cm long. Flowers – greenish or lurid yellow in axillary fascicles. Fruits – globose berries which are orange when mature. Fleshy roots when dry are cylindrical, gradually tapering down with a brownish white surface and pure white inside when broken.
Geographically where it grows: Throughout the drier parts of India. Also cultivated in waste places.Useful part: Roots, leaves Harvesting time: Mid October
ORGANOLEPTIC IDENTIFICATION: TASTE: Bitter, Pungent, Sweet QUALITY: Light, unctuous POTENCY: Warm POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT: Sweet
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