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Ashwaganda


Ashwaganda - Herbal Research
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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
As an antistress agent to improve reaction time (15)
 
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well established documents
As a general tonic to increase energy, improve overall health and prevent disease in athletes and the elderly (1,16).
 
Uses described in traditional medicine
Treatment of bronchitis, dyspepsia, impotency, scabies and ulcers (5,16)

References:

 
1. The  Ayurvedic  pharmacopoeia  of  IndiaPart  I,  Vol.  I 1st  ed.  New  Delhi,  Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, 1990 (reprinted 2001
 
5. Farnsworth NR, NAPRALERT database.  Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services), 30 June 2005
 
15. Karnick CR. Pharmacopoeial standards of herbal plants. Delhi, Sri Satguru Publications, 1994.
 
16. Mishra LC, Singh BB, Dagenais S. Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha): A review. Alternative Medicine Review2000, 5:334–346


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