Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
Ashwagandha ( Asand)
The crop of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a medicinal crop of the Solanaceae family. Due to its medicinal properties, many types of diseases have been used in Ayurveda since ancient times.
This plant is also known as an immunity booster, and its daily intake brings horse-like strength.
Commone name – Winter cherry, Indian ginseng, Poison gooseberry.
Botanical name – Withania somnifera
Family – Solanaceae
Withania somnifera short Description
Climate – Subtropical with low rainfall. Mostly grown in the Rainfed area. and sandy Lomi soil is favorable for this crop.
Plant Habit – ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) plant is a Perennial, evergreen.
Method of propagation – Seed @ 10 – 12 kg per ha.
Economic part – Roots
Although all parts of this plant are used for medicinal use, its root is used more than stem and leaf in Ayurveda.
Sowing time – August
Alkaloid / Chemical – Withanine A and pseudowithanine
Medicinal Property – Adatogenic, aphrodisiac, anti-stress and mild sedative in hypertension.
Growing state in India – This crop is cultivated mostly in India in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
And in those places where rain is low and sandy soil is grown easily.
Native place – India
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