Ashwagandha, is native to drier parts of India. It is a perennial herb that reaches about 6 feet in nature. It is a short, tender perennial herb growing 35-75 cm tall. Velvet-hairy branches extend radially from a central stem. Leaves are dull green, elliptic, usually up to 10-12 cm long. The flowers are small, green and bell-shaped. Orange fruits in persistent papery sepals follow the small greenish flowers. Ashwagandha is propagated by division, cuttings or seed. Seed is the best way to propagate them.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Withania somnifera||Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng||அமுக்கிரா||अश्वगंधा / ashwagandha||അമുക്കുരം / amukkuram|