Withania Somnifera Also known as: Indian Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Poison Gooseberry, Winter Cherry
A short tender perennial shrub grown as an annual, like a tomato, and will only reach 35–75 cm (14–30 in) tall. Tomentose branches extend radially from a central stem. The small green flowers are hermaphrodite (having both male and female organs). The ripe fruit is orange-red. It will flower and fruit in its first year from seed. It is one of the most widespread tranquilizers used in India, where it holds a position of importance similar to ginseng in China but it's easier and faster to grow. It acts mainly on the reproductive and nervous systems. Roots are dug in the Fall, dried, and used to improve vitality, enhance sexuality, promote restful sleep, anemia and to aid recovery after illness.
The whole plant, but especially the leaves and the root bark, are abortifacient, adaptogen, antibiotic, aphrodisiac, deobstruent, diuretic, narcotic, strongly sedative and tonic. Internally, it is used to tone the uterus after a miscarriage and also in treating post-partum difficulties. It is also used to treat nervous exhaustion, debility, insomnia, wasting diseases, failure to thrive in children, impotence, infertility, multiple sclerosis etc. Externally it has been applied as a poultice to boils, swellings and other painful parts. The fruit is diuretic. The seed is diuretic and hypnotic.
The berries can be used as a substitute for rennet in cheese making. The seeds are used to curdle plant milks in order to make vegetarian cheeses. Seeds need good sun light to germinate and to be pressed into a damp, firm seed flat. It requires a warm sheltered position in full sun and well drained moderately fertile soil. USDA hardiness zone 8-11 and frost tender.
Caution is advised in the use of this plant since it is toxic, always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
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