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Withanea somnifera

A.K.A. Indian Ginseng. Prized Ayurvedic medicinal for stress and vitality.

Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, a system of medicine originating from India that dates back 8,000 years. Roots are used to alleviate anxiety and stress and promote restful sleep and sexual vitality. Berries are used as a substitute for rennet to coagulate milk. Stout, attractive shrub with bright red berries inside papery husks. Some toxicity. Open-pollinated.

Seeds grown by Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, Idaho.

200 seeds.

Directions: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost and transplant after frost. Harvest root in fall.

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