This is the famous adaptogen herb of the Ayurveda medicine. Ashwagandha is used for a myriad of issues from improving immune system as a potent adaptogen, aphrodisiac, for impotency, cancer, frequent miscarriage, uterine weakness, infertility, asthma, anemia, cancer, arthritis (osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis), anxiety, stress, depression, ADHD , cerebellar ataxia, diabetes, high cholesterol, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia and more.
The plant prefers a dry climate but so far it grows in Katoomba. My aswagandha bed did resprout in spring but last winter was mild. I did mulch the plants with lawn clippings.
For side effects and precautions: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-953/ashwagandha
Common names: Indian ginseng, Indian winter cherry, poison gooseberry
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