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Withania somnifera, your Medicinal Plant for this Autumn

Canarius | 18 de septiembre de 2015 |

withania-somnifera-ashwaganda Autumn is coming and, most of times, flu with it. In Canarius we have plants for health and, in particular, we have brought a new one to our online shop: Withania somniferacommonly known  as Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry or winter cherry. Withania somnifera is a shrub to small tree that grows well in Mediterranean to tropical conditions. This species is a short tender perennial shrub growing 35–75 cm (14–30 in) tall and its branches extend radially from a central stem. The flowers of an Aswagandha are small and green and the ripe fruit is orange-red.

(Withania_somnifera) Nevertheless, this  plant grows well in Mediterranean to tropical conditions (as we have said before), it is cultivated in many of the driest regions of India. For instance, Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat or Rajasthan. Also, a Withania somnifera plant  can be found in Nepal or China. Withania somnifera is an Indian medical plant used in Ayurvedic medicine with just too many good purposes. Such as treating arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma and so on. Moreover, this plant is used as an “adaptogen”: natural substances produced by plants and herbs that provides special nutrients for reaching an optimal performance, both mental and physical. Likewise, Ashwagandha is applied to the skin for treating wounds and, even, some people also use this plant for fertility problems in men and women. To sum up, Withania somnifera, known commonly as Ashwagandha (among others), is a medicinal plant with a lot of uses to improve our health day by day. The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit (an old Indian language) and it is a combination of the word ashva (meaning “horse”) and gandha (meaning “smell”). Furthermore, its root has a strong aroma. That’s why this species is described as “horse-like” (despiste how badly it sounds). Look for on our website Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha and discover how this species can help you daily!

New packs of fruit trees directly from Tenerife

Canarius | 04 de septiembre de 2015 |

Packs-from-Canarius In our online store, Canarius, we take into account the importance of a good service regarding to our customers. That’s why, we have created different packs focused on several kinds of species; from subtropical palms or showy flowers to fruit trees. We love what we do! That’s a fact. For that reason, we don’t resign ourselves to cultivate some species… we want all of them! Below, we present some of our packs with plants belonging to the same family. In this case, we are going to make reference to fruit trees cultivated by Canarius:

  • Superfood-Fruit-TreesSuperfood Fruit Trees: As every plant lover knows, fruit trees produce fruit as foodstuff for people. However, there are some cases where the tree produces what is known as “superfood”, unique pieces such as Dwarf Red BananaPunica granatum or Kasturi (a sort of Mango). These special fruits are especially beneficial for health; they have more vitamins and useful compounds. The truth is that “superfood” is a recent term used to name any food which is very rich in nutrients for health.
  • Hardy Fruit Trees: It is clear that we are specialists in exotic tropical fruit trees, but we also grow and offer some fruit trees that are not tropical at all and can withstand frost. For instance, Almonds trees, Persimmons and some Canarian cultivars of Fig Trees are perfectly suited to Mediterranean to Temperate climates.
  • Subtropical-Fruit-TreesSubtropical Fruit Trees: Depending on the weather, there is a great variety of this sort of trees. In our online store, we have some examples of subtropical fruit tree; some of the most exotic species that are able to grow in cold areas. Places where Tropical trees can’t grow due to its own features. These trees produce fruits as the well-known banana Orinoco or Topocho, Spanish variety of Japanese or Chinese plum, Custard apple or the commonly known Guava tree.

Would you like to take advantage of our packs? Visit our online shop and choose your favourite one!