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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Regular price $10.95

Live Ashwaganda Herb
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Withania somnifera, also known as Ashwaganda, Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng, is a plant from the Nightshade family. It is cultivated heavily in India and is native to parts of the Middle East, the Indian Peninsula, and the Himalayan regions. 

Withania somnifera is a short perennial, that features elliptical green leaves and small white bell shaped flowers. They grow into lantern like cases, which contain bright red cherries bearing dozens of tiny seeds. Ashwaganda is drought tolerant, loves full sun, and is an essential herb in our medicinal garden. It grows up to 3 feet tall, and can be grown in deep pots.  The root is ready to harvest 150 to 180 days after planting, just as the berries have formed and the leaves have begun to yellow.  We carefully harvest our Ashwaghanda roots in the fall by digging up the entire plant and separating the roots from the base of the plant.  We remove the red berries from the leaves and sun dry the roots and the berries separately.

Ashwaganda is widely known for it's medicinal properties in Ayurvedic medicine. The root is the most commonly used part. Taken as a tea or in tincture form, it is believed to reduce anxiety and depression, and to help achieve mental clarity.  Recent scientific studies have shown that Ashwaganda's medicinal effects are due to the presence of alkaloids and steroidal lactones within the plant. These chemicals promote anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, and antioxidant effects. Ashwanganda also has an overall immune system boosting effect according to several studies. This is a great medicinal plant for any herbalists garden! 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Annual Herb

Harvest: Fall, Winter (multiple harvests per year depending on planting)

Size: About 3 ft

Soil & Moisture: Performs best in high and dry sandy soil with consistent watering.  

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 4+

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.