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The plant part of Ashwagandha is mighty useful plant according to Ayurveda.

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1Ashwagandha - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha plant is an erect branching growing shrub, with a height up to 1.5 meters. Ashwagandha is a hardy and drought tolerant plant. Ashwagandha leaves are dull green color, an elliptic shape, usually up to 10 to 12 cm in length. Usually, the flowers are small, greenish yellow and bell-shaped.

The ripe fruit is berry usually an orange-red color.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Asgandh, Nagouri Asgandh, Punir, Winter cherry, poison gooseberry, Indian ginseng
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 2 m
Flower Colour Greenish yellow color
Bloom Time Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should be done early in the morning when the soil feels to dry.
  • After fertilizer application, water should be given to plant.

    Ashwagandha care

    Ashwagandha plant propagated by seeds in monsoon season. The seedlings of six weeks old are transplanted in the pot or main field at a spacing of 60 X 60 cm.

    Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Sandy soil
    Temperature 20 to 35 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Ashwagandha special feature

    Medicinal use

    Ashwagandha uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Ashwagandha boosts the immune system, helps in lowering cholesterol, reducing swelling & pain, regulating blood Sugar levels, good for the heart, stimulates collagen & promotes wound healing, reduces depression, stress & anxiety, stimulates the underactive thyroid, increases muscle mass & strength, boosts memory and cognitive performance
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow ashwagandha plant at home?

    Ashwagandha is commercially propagated from seed.Consider the following points to grow Ashwagandha plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Sept-Oct). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant ashwagandha?

    To plant Ashwagandha consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (Sept-Oct).

    What is ashwagandha herb used for?

    Ashwagandha herb used for curing inflammation of tubercular glands. Fruit for curing the skin diseases, bronchitis and ulcers.Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What are ashwagandha growing conditions?

    Ashwagandha plant preferably grow outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(Sept-Oct). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to eat ashwagandha plant?

    The paste prepared out of its leaves, Fruit is used and dried roots are also used for various purpose.Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What does ashwagandha plant look like?

    Ashwagandha is a perennial branched, evergreen shrub and it grows up to 120-140 cm.

    Which part of ashwagandha plant is used?

    Ashwagandha leaves,berry,dried roots are used for various medicines.Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    How to identify ashwagandha plant?

    It is small evergreen shrub with small pale green flowers, simple leaves and red berries and mainly it is tuberous root, carrot or ginger shaped.

    When to plant ashwagandha?

    August-September is the best time to plant Ashwagndha plant.

    Types of ashwagandha plant?

    Ashwagandha is a plant in the Solanaceae family and Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar to Ashwagandha e.g Withania microphysalis,Withania kansuensis etc.

    Where is ashwagandha plant found in india?

    Ashwagandha plant found in north western and central region of India

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