International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2021)

The critical interpretation on Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) and its physiological action over human body- A review study


Pradeep Kumar, Sunil P Nikhate, Vaidehi V Raole, Aparna Bagul, Ravi Pandya, Sujit Kumar

Ashwagandha is very valued herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine as a Rasayana. It is used for various kinds of disease processes and especially as a nervine tonic. Considering these facts many scientific studies were carried out and its adaptogenic / anti-stress activities. It has a Cognitive Enhancing Effect and has been shown to be helpful in children with memory disorders as well as elderly people with memory loss. It's also been shown to cope with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Alzheimer’s. The medication has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, cardio protective, anti-stress, tranquillizer-like sedative action, hypoglycaemic, and thyro-protective properties, and has been proven to be an important therapy for malignant growth in multiple organs.
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