Indian Ginseng - Ashwagandha - Medicinal - Withania somnifera - 10 Seeds
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It grows as a short shrub (35-75 cm) with a central stem from which branch extend radially in a star pattern (stellate) and covered with a dense matte of woolly hairs. The flowers are small and green, while the ripe fruit is orange-red and has milk-coagulating properties. The plant also has long brown tuberous roots that are used for medicinal purposes. Grown as late rainy season crop. The semi-tropical areas receiving 500 to 750 mm rainfall are suitable for its cultivation as rainfed crop. If one or two winter rains are received, the root development improves. The crop requires relatively dry season during its growing period. It can tolerate a temperature range of 20 to 38 deg C and even low temperature as low as 10 deg C. The plant grows from sea level to an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. The roots have been extolled as a sexual stimulant (in the Orient) and the plant is said to have ecbolic properties.