Solanaceae Week: Withania somnifera from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 8, 2011, 1:12:59 AM4/8/11
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Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(1):453. 1852

syn: Physalis somnifera L.

A common weed in Delhi at waste places and roadsides, Photographed from Delhi

Common names: winter-cherry, ashwagandha

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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mani nair

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Apr 8, 2011, 3:27:50 AM4/8/11
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The leaves of this plant is crushed and if eaten for seven days - good for obese people for reducing weight.  If you want to increase weight then the powder from the root should be taken.

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Mani.

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 8, 2011, 3:45:28 AM4/8/11
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Nice information Mani ji. What did you use, leaves or root? Just joking 


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

tanay bose

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Apr 8, 2011, 9:29:01 AM4/8/11
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Aswagangha !!
tanay
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mani nair

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Apr 8, 2011, 9:47:33 AM4/8/11
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Gurcharan ji, there was a time I used to worry as how to increase my weight.  But now it is okay and sometimes I think I should use the root only !!

Regards,

Mani.

Inderjeet Sethi

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Apr 16, 2011, 1:11:43 AM4/16/11
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Baba Ramdev has popularized this plant. Everybody in my family is asking me for a sapling of Aswagangha.
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Dr.Inderjeet Kaur Sethi
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SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi
Delhi-110007
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