ASHWAGANDHA PLANT care and Health Benefits | Uses of AshwaGandha in Ayurvedic Medicine
By Bryan Wright
Hello Friends! Today will look into the herbal
plant � Ashwagandha, its medicinal benefits and How to grow and care Ashwagandha plant.
Coming up! Ashwagandha with botanical name Withania somnifera
is also called as the Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry. The name Ashwagandha
is composed of two Sanskrit words: Ashwa means �horse,� Gandha means �smell� because
of the roots smell Horse-like. It is a shrub which bears yellow or red flowers
and an easy to grow plant. The roots, leaves and berries of the plant are most useful.
The main chemical constituents of Ashwagandha are alkaloids and steroidal lactones and hence
It is used in Ayurvedic medicine. 1. The leaf paste of Ashwagandha are used
as a cure for inflammation in boils, wounds, ulcers and skin lesions like bedsores. Chewing
its leaves also thought to provide stamina and an energetic body.
2. Extract from the roots are used in the treatment of body edema, disorders of female
system, hiccups, rheumatism, and cough. 3. Also used in sleep and anxiety disorders,
diabetes, hypertension, lowering cholesterol, improve liver function, thyroid dysfunctions
and so on as claimed by Ayurveda. Now quick tips of How to grow and care Ashwagandha
plant and also its propagation. It can be easily grown even in pots and it�s
a very easy to grow plant and a drought tolerant plant which survives dry conditions. Its propagated
from seeds and also cuttings. 1. Sunlight � provide atleast 6 hours direct
sunlight to the plant 2. Compost rich well draining soil is very
much favourable for the plant. You can add decomposed cowdung powder to the soil.
3. Watering is required only when the soil is fully dry. It�s a drought resistant plant
� that means it survives dry conditions easily.
4. Fertilizers � synthetic ones are not recommended because its used for its medicinal
values. You can apply some organic cown dung to the soil once 15 days. So there we have it folks. That was our episode
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