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- Ashwagandha, LIVE PLANTS, 3-in pots, Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha, LIVE PLANTS, 3-in pots, Withania somnifera
Perennial in Zone 10, grown as an annual in much of the USA. Killed by frost. Ashwagandha is an herb of wide value, generally known as the 'ginseng of Ayurvedic medicine.' Live plants about six inches tall.
Upright shrub exceeds two feet with green-to-yellow flowers ripening to red berries. Prefers dry, stony soil in sun or partial shade.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that’s very popular in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used medicinally for more than 2,500 years in Asia. 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 probably the most commonly used and extensively researched adaptogen herb in the world. It’s valued for its thyroid modulating, neuro-protective, anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Plants are ship boxed, one to three days Priority Mail. Much of your cost is shipping.