100+ Ashwagandha seeds, Withania somnifera, 1/2 g, Ayurvedic, USDA Organic
Ashwagandha is an herb of wide value, generally known as the 'ginseng of Ayurvedic medicine.'
Upright shrub exceeds two feet with green-to-yellow flowers ripening to red berries. Needs warmth and light to germinate. Sow indoors in the spring and transplant out in June; prefers dry stony soil in sun or partial shade. Perennial in Zone 10, grown as an annual in the north. Killed by frost.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that’s popular in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used for more than 2,500 years. Roots are dried at the end of the growing season and used internally powdered or tinctured (other plant parts are toxic if eaten!). One of the best rejuvenators, especially good for the elderly, it tones without overstimulating and can be used in all conditions of weakness and chronic debilitation. It’s actually the most commonly used and extensively researched adaptogen herb. It’s valued for its thyroid modulating, neuro-protective, anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. USDA Certified Organic seeds. Germ rate is 92%.