Withania somnifera – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: winter cherry (English).

Botanical name: Withania somnifera

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Withania somnifera, also known as winter cherry or ashwagandha, is a small shrub with silver-grey hairs and red berries enclosed by papery calyces. It is native to the Old World and widely cultivated for its medicinal roots. It has various uses in traditional medicine, especially as a tonic, sedative and for wound healing and inflammation. It can be grown from seed and prefers dry to moderately moist soils, full sun to light shade.


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