withania somnifera


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ashwagandha

ashwagandha

One of the world’s most renowned herbs. Adaptogenic nightshade from India in the pepper family, known as "Indian ginseng", provides energy and a rejuvenating lift while at the same time calming and soothing the nerves. Chemically similar to ginseng, yet superior in relieving stress. Roots used to make famous medicinal powder. Great for exhaustion from physical and mental strain, stress-related ulcers, nervous exhaustion, depression. Helps boost thyroid hormone and adrenals to prevent stress-caused thyroid burnout. Popular aphrodisiac, increasing libido and performance in 75% of men who use it. Estrogen-like effect that stops internal bleeding, excessive uterine bleeding, hemorrhoids and also hemorrhagic dysentery (bloody diarrhea). For fatigue, chronic disease, impotence, memory, arthritic inflammation, rheumatic pain, anxiety, insomnia, respiratory disorders, nervous disorders, gynecological disorders, uterine infections, nerve impulses, sex-enhancing, erectile dysfunction, female and male fertility, cancer, increases hemoglobin, circulation, nutrient absorption, liver and kidney tonic, clears the mind, strengthens nerves, promotes restful sleep, lessens graying of the hair, increases performance in athletes, balances hormones, hypertension, anti-aging. The whole plant is useable. It grows as a short shrub (30 inches ,75 cm) with a central stem from which branches extend radially in a star pattern, covered with fuzzy wooly hairs. Small green flowers, ripe fruit is orange-red and has milk-coagulating properties.
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Adaptogens, such as Withania somnifera (ashwagandha), increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of physical and mental stress, and promote or restore normal physiological function.
"The identity testing by HPTLC was performed to show that their material is consistent with Withania somnifera root.
Cooley et al, Naturopathic care once 22 participants consented to 2009 per week for access to absenteeism 30 minutes over and health a period of 12 weeks + care expenditure data supplements of under the employee Withania somnifera and an health benefits adult multivitamin insurance program.
Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root Extract in Improving Sexual Function in Women: A Pilot Study.
(2004) Mechanisms of cardioprotective effect of withania somnifera in experimentally induced myocardial infarction.
This study was performed to evaluate the effects of hydroalcoholic extracts of Withania somnifera (WS) root, Withania coagulans (WC) fruit and 1, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol [1, 25-(OH)2 D3] on bone mineralization, mechanical,and histological properties of broiler chickens.
MedPlant has a focus on one of my (and perhaps your) favourite herbal medicines Withania somnifera (ashwagandha), and a few studies measured the effects of herbal medicines on improved central nervous system function, something at hand which may give us an edge in the process of developing our academic capacity.
Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) commonly cures weakness and is a blood purifier belonging to the family Solanaceae.
Shantaram, "In vivo genetic damage induced by commercial Malathion and the antigenotoxic role of Withania somnifera," International Journal of Integrative Biology, vol.
Meyer, Rhodiola rosea L., Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, Vitis vinifera L., Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, and Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton.
Various fruits and pods of 25 medicinal plants (Prosopis juliflora, Carissa carandas, Ceiba speciosa, Heterophragma adenophyllum Cestrum diurnum Jacaranda mimosifolia, Diospyros malabarica, Terminalia bellerica, Ficus lyrata, Diospyros peregrine, Cinnamomum verum, Erysimum cheiri, Buchanania lanzan, Withania somnifera, Fagonia arabica, Berberis lycium, Strychnos potatorum, Matthiola incana, Ziziphora tenuior, Centaurea behen, Rosa indica, Punica granatum, Lodoicea maldivica, Cassia absus, Celastrus paniculatus) were extracted by ethanol.