Withania somnifera, also called Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is one of the most powerful medicinal plants, and has been used for more than 3,000 years by one of the most oldest medicinal systems in the world. ayurvedic medicine. It’s history means that the effects of the plant are very well known.

Withania somnifera -  ashwagandha
Withania somnifera, also called ashwagandha, has a very revered place in ayurvedic medicine. It’s properties are tonifying, replenishing, longevity enhancing, adaptogenic, stress reducing, anti-tumor, neuroregenerative, anti-arthritic, aphrodisiac, narcotic, diuretic, anthelmintic, astringent, thermogenic, and stimulant[66].
Withania somnifera has been used to treat the following conditions: arthritis, inflammatory conditions, anxiety, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, and bronchitis. It is also used to treat disorders of the nervous, immune, and the reproductive system. It is especially used to treat nervousness, depression, digestion problems, and low libido[67]. This herb has also been used to treat gastric ulcers, uterine fibroids, dementia, memory problems, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s disease, mitochondrial energy depletion, rheumatoid, and osteoarthritis[68].
[66]Singh, Narendra, Mohit Bhalla, Prashanti de Jager, and Marilena Gilca. “An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda.” African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines 8, no. 5 Suppl (July 3, 2011): 208–13. doi:10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5S.9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/
[67]Beau. “Ashwagandha: Wonder Herb of India.” Accessed July 28, 2016. https://www.planetherbs.com/specific-herbs/ashwagandha-wonder-herb-of-india.html.
[68]Singh, Narendra, Mohit Bhalla, Prashanti de Jager, and Marilena Gilca. “An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda.” African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines 8, no. 5 Suppl (July 3, 2011): 208–13. doi:10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5S.9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/
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