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| Last Updated:: 11/02/2016

Deadly nightshade

 

 

 

Botanical Name

 Withania Somnifera

Common Name

 Winter Cherry, Ashwagandha,

 

Brief Description :

 

It is  perennial shrub with a central stem from which branches extend radially in a star pattern (stellate) and covered with a dense matte of wooly hairs (tomentose). The flowers are small and green, while the ripe fruit is organge red and has milk –coagulating properties. The plant’s long, brown, tuberous roots are used in medicine.

 

 

Religious Significance:

 

Traditionally used in many religious ceremonies.