Withania somnifera Dun.

Family : Solanaceae

Local name : Aswagandha (As.)

Erect branching undershrub, branches flexuous, terete, densely tomentose; leaves petioled, ovate, subacute; flowers greenish or lurid yellow, in subsessile umbelliform cymes; fruits berry.

Distribution : Rare, occasionally found under cultivation.

Uses : Roots used in impotency.



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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam