Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a cherished and respected restorative herb in the ancient Indian healing tradition of Ayurveda. The ginseng-like root is considered an adaptogen – assisting one’s ability to adapt to environmental stressors, both physiological and psychological. Ashwagandha is also known to increase energy, stamina, and libido, boosting immunity and memory function – all the while reducing anxiety and calming the nerves. An important herbal ally. A perennial in warmer climates, it is typically grown as an annual for an autumn harvest of its medicinal root. The root can really be harvested any time beyond 100 days of growth, but we recommend starting the seeds early, and shooting for at least 150-200 days prior to harvest.
100-200 days to mature root. Hardy annual/tender perennial.
Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.