An important Ayurvedic herb native to India, known also as winter cherry or Indian ginseng, ashwagandha is used for its rejuvenating properties and wide ranging health benefits.
- Rejuvenating herb
- Helps the body deal with stress
- Orange berries
- Needs winter protection
A member of the solanaceae family that includes potatoes and tomatoes, Ashwagandha produces small inconspicuous yellow flowers that develop into a lantern type pod with the little orange berries hat contain the seeds, although it is the root that is primarily used. A lovely herb to have, it is better grown in a pot so it can be moved somewhere suitable in winter.
- Height: 100-150cm
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Well drained/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: May -September
Ashwagandha is a tender herb in the UK and because it will need to be moved for winter protection it is better grown in a container. It can grow into a sizeable shrub eventually and should be potted on gradually in containers that are four to five centimetres larger each time. In the summer, when all danger of frosts has passed, generally the beginning of May, it can be grown outside in a sunny site. In the autumn before it gets too cold and wet it should be brought into a heated conservatory or inside next to a large window or patio door.
Ashwagandha root is a widely known medicine from the Indian Auryvedic tradition. The root can be decocted in water to make a warming herbal tea.
Traditionally, the herb is used as a warming tonic giving nourishment and strength to the body and helping the body adapt to stress; it helps lower stress hormones by calming and relaxing the body and aiding sleep.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.