NOW here is a plant for you. How about pronouncing it? Ashwagandha look at what plant it is. Let me know if you can say it?
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Awesome morning. Can you believe this temperature at 7:30 AM 34 degrees. Remember I said with the extreme cold, we will have some warmer weather to make the average temperature come out the same. This is what we are having. No scientific information about it, just observation.
Now I am going to see if you can pronounce this plant? Have you ever heard of it before? Just wanted to share. Let us know if you can pronounce this word. Stay safe, and easy to stay warm.
What is Ashwagandha?
What a mouthful! If you are not familiar with this herb, it’s pronounced, “Aash·wuh·gaan·duh.” Common names are “Winter cherry” and “Indian ginseng” or its scientific name, Withania somnifera.
Ashwagandha is a small herbal shrub and has been used in Eastern medicine (Ayurveda) for thousands of years; its roots and berries are used for their medical properties. If you don’t grow this herb in the garden, you will often find ashwagandha in powder, gummy, tincture, capsule, tablet, or tea form.
Meet the Ashwagandha Plant
The Ashwagandha plant is a small shrub in the nightshade family that is usually short and plump with velvet leaves. She has small bell flowers that contain orange/red berries, similar looking to tomatoes or tomatillos. The leaves have smooth edges, are shaped like teardrops, and are in an alternate arrangement. In my experience, she can grow up to 4 feet tall.
When the berries ripen, the pod becomes paper-like, almost looking like small lanterns. Ashwagandha (also known as Indian Ginseng) is an annual native to tropical climates, but you can grow this beautiful plant quite well in more temperate climates, harvesting her roots in the late fall. Unless you live where this plant grows wild, in India, the Middle East, or Africa, you will not find her while foraging. This is a plant you would purposely plant in your garden.
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/grow-ashwagandha-calming-herb-proven-health-benefits
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa email@example.com 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365