Daily Archive: June 9, 2017


Winter cherry (Asvagandha)

Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Solanaceae)

Synonym : Physalis somnifera L.

Vernacular Name : Winter cherry, Indian ginseng Indian ginseng (English); Asgandh (Hindi); Asvagandha, Varahakarni (Sanskrit).

Description : An erect branching undershrub reaching about 150 cm in height usually clothed with …


Waterhyssop (Brahmi)

Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. (Plantaginaceae)

Synonym : Bramia indica Lam.

Vernacular name : Waterhyssop, Indian pennywort (English); Brahmi (Hindi/ Sanskrit).

Description : A perennial, creeping, non-aromatic herb; leaves succulent, oblong and 4-6 mm thick, oblanceolate, arranged oppositely on the stem; …