Ashwagandha

Organic Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) roots. Macro close up background texture. Top view.

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Sanskrit अश्वगन्ध (aśvagandha, horse’s smell)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌʌʃwəˈɡʌndə/

Noun

ashwagandha (plural ashwagandhas)

  1. Withania somnifera, a stout shrub that produces red berry-like fruit, native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Translations

Synonyms

  • (Withania somnifera): Indian ginseng, winter cherry, poison gooseberry, ajagandha, kanaje hindi, samm al ferakh
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