Science of Herbs

Withania Somnifera

Withania Somnifera

Common Name: Ashwagandha, Asgandh, Asvagandha
English Name: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng
Botanical Name: Withania somnifera (Linn.) Dunal
Family: Solanaceae

Description: The plant itself is a hardy small woody shrub with small flowers and distinctive red seeds.  It can grow from 150 to 200 cm tall and can thrive in moderate drought conditions and is often found where other plants cannot survive. This plant is available in all areas of South Asia up to a moderate altitude.

Chemical Constituents: Ashwagandha conatins many alkaloids and steroidal lactones. Withanine, somniferine, somnine, somniferinine, withananine, pseudo-withanine tropane, pseudo-tropine, choline, anaferine, anahydrine, isopelletierine are chemical constituents present in it. The leaves contain steroidal lactone, which are commonly called as "Withanolides". Withaferine. A has been receiving good deal of attention because of its antibiotic and anti-tumor activity.

Properties: Strengthens immune system, antioxidant, rejuvenating, adaptogen, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-anxiety, immuno-modulating, diuretic. Improves immunity to colds & infections, vitality, male fertility and libido.

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