Also, sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng, Ashwagandha is native to India and North Africa.
This medicinal herb benefits your body and adjusts to regulate its "fight or flight" response in stressful situations. Used for over 3,000 years, Ashwagandha is one of the essential medicinal herbs in "The Science Of Life," commonly referred to as Ayurveda.
This ancient herb can help to improve concentration, reduce stress, and increase energy levels. Ashwagandha plant contains critical properties that are needed for people with adrenal fatigue. (Learn More)
In one particular study to highlight, people taking the highest dose of Ashwagandha experienced a 30% reduction in cortisol. (Learn More)
Ashwagandha Growing Notes
The Ashwagandha plant is a perennial herb and every reference material I could find said that ashwagandha plants prefer dry soil and even thrive in it. Ashwagandha plants are also extremely drought tolerant. The growing method that seems to be prefered is to grow Ashwagandha plants from seed in a healthy living soil that's at least 70 degrees F. The seeds take about 2 weeks to germinate, and after that, Ashwagandha plants need temperatures between 70 and 95 degrees for optimum growth.
When allowed to fully mature, healthy ashwagandha plants produce a vibrant red fruit in a husk that looks and feels like paper. They look somewhat similar to husk cherries or tomatillos, though neither plant is related. Ashwagandha fruit generally matures once the plants are between 150 and 180 days old!