Native to Northern India and Asia, Ashwagandha is a prominent herb in Ayurvedic medicine.
The dried roots and fresh leaves can be used to make tea.
It is believed to provide increased energy, suppress sugar cravings, boost the immune system, act as an aphrodisiac and relieve stress.
This evergreen shrub likes the Perth summer heat. It prefers a full sun to part shade position and should grow around 90cm high by 80cm wide.
Moderate water use.