Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is a highly valued part of the Indian system of medicine, commonly known as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry. It is botanically known as Withania somnifera and is prevalent in India, Central Asia, South Asia and Africa.

Ashwagandha Root
Ashwagandha is a shrub whose root has long been used in an ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is based on a holistic view of treatment using mainly herbal preparations.

Ashwagandha Powder and Root on Spoons - 50191697031

Research and studies have found Ashwagandha may have positive effects for the following conditions:

Inflammation
Stress
Arthritis
Increased energy levels
Parkinson's
Alzeimer's
Huntington's
Memory loss
Stress induced gastric ulcers

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References

Singh N, Bhalla M, de Jager P, Gilca M. An overview on ashwagandha: a Rasayana (rejuvenator) of Ayurveda. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2011;8(5 Suppl):208-13. doi: 10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5S.9. Epub 2011 Jul 3. PMID: 22754076; PMCID: PMC3252722.

Chandrasekhar, K., Kapoor, J., & Anishetty, S. (2012). A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Indian journal of psychological medicine, 34(3), 255–262. https://doi.org/10.4103/0253-7176.106022, accessed 1/19/21.

Scientific basis for the use of Indian ayurvedic medicinal plants in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders: ashwagandha.
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