Withania somnifera (ଅଶ୍ଵଗନ୍ଧା)
Family - Solanaceae
Description : The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell.
Propagation : Ashwagandha is propagated from seeds. In India, it is cultivated in regions with low rainfall right after the pre-monsoon in the beginning of rainy season in hot and humid conditions in temperature around 75 – 85 F (25 – 30 C).
Odia : Ashwagandha
Hindi: Asgand, Asgandh, Asgandhi
English :Winter cherry
Bengali : Asvagandha, Dhuppa
Telgu : Ashvagandhi, Dommadolu
Malyalam : Amukkiram, Amukkuram
Gujurati: Asod,Ghoda Ahan
Marathi: Asagandha, Askand
Medicinal uses : Rheumatism, Gout, Hypertension, Immune enhancer,Joint pain , etc
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