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Ashwagandha (Kannada: ಅಶ್ವಗಂಧ)

Solanaceae (solanum, nightshade, or potato family) » Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal

 

¿ wi-THAY-nee-uh ? -- commemorates the English paleobotanist, Henry Thomas Maire Witham ... IJDD

som-NEE-fer-uh OR som-NIF-er-uh -- sleep-bringing, referring to narcotic properties ... Dave's Botanary

 

commonly known as: burr wood, horse root, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, winter cherry • Assamese: অশ্বগন্ধা asbagandha • Bengali: অশ্বগন্ধা asbagandha • Gujarati: આકસંદ aksand, અશ્વગંધા asvagandha • Hindi: असगन्ध asgandh, अश्वगंधा ashwagandha • Kachchhi: આસુન aasun, આસુંઢ aasund • Kannada: ಅಂಗಾರ ಬೇರು angara beru, ಅಶ್ವಗಂಧಿ ashwagandhi, ಹಿರೇಮದ್ದಿನ ಗಿಡ hiremaddina gida, ಪನ್ನೇರು panneru, ಸೊಗದೆ ಬೇರು sogade beru • Malayalam: അമുക്കുരം amukkuram, പേവെട്ടി pevetti • Marathi: अश्वगंधा ashwagandha, आस्कंद askanda • Nepali: अश्वगन्धा ashwagandha • Odia: ଅଶ୍ବଗନ୍ଧା ashwagandha • Punjabi: ਅਸਗੰਧ asgandh, ਅਸ਼ਵਗੰਧਾ ashwagandha • Sanskrit: अश्वगन्धा ashvagandha • Tamil: அமுக்கிரா amukkira • Telugu: అశ్వగంధ ashwagandha • Tibetan: a swa ga ndhi, ba-dzi-ga-ndha • Tulu: ಅಶ್ವಗಂಧೊ ashwagandho • Urdu: اسگندهہ asgandh

 

Distribution: Africa, Mediterranean to India and Sri Lanka

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaENVIS - FRLHTWikipedia

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Taken on September 24, 2015