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Withania somnifera

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologymulti stem
HabiterectCategorymedicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.18321240Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)650750300800Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2224Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH7.586.58.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiesvery brightlight shadevery bright

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), steppe or semiarid (Bs)Photoperiod
Killing temp. during rest-1Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.flooding
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemintermediate (animal drawn)Crop cycle150190
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedley croppingmediummedium

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
medicinalnervous system applicationsroots
medicinalimmune system applicationsroots
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsroots
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsroots
medicinalnervous system applicationsstems
medicinalimmune system applicationsstems
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsstems
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsstems
medicinalnervous system applicationsleaves
medicinalimmune system applicationsleaves
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsleaves
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsleaves
medicinalnervous system applicationsfruits
medicinalimmune system applicationsfruits
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsfruits
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsfruits
medicinalnervous system applicationsseeds
medicinalimmune system applicationsseeds
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsseeds
medicinalgenitourinary system applicationsseeds