Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

Indian ginseng, Winter cherry (Withania somnifera)
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  • Indian ginseng, Winter cherry (English)
  • Asgandh (Hindi)
  • Ashwagandha (Kannada)
  • Amukkuram (Malayalam)
  • Ashwagandha (Marathi)
  • Ashvagandha (Sanskrit)
  • Amukkara (Tamil)

Description: It is an erect, wooly hairy, branched shrub with dull green leaves. It bears small greenish-cream flowers and smooth, rounded, orange-red berries enclosed in papery sheath. It grows wild in all drier parts and sub-tropical India

How to Grow: One nursery-raised seedling planted directly in the ground or in a pot of 25-30 cm size is adequate for one family. A fully-grown plant may occupy an area of about 1 sq. m. Plant can also be raised through seeds sown directly in pot or bed.

Care regime: When grown in the backyard, this plant doesn't need much caring while occasional watering is sufficient for its growth. However, when grown in pot, a watering frequency of twice a week is necessary. A new plant needs to be planted after every root harvest.

Parts Used: Leaves and roots.

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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