ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON ASHWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA): MIND AND BODY REJUVENATOR
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Shifali Thakur, Hemlata Kaurav, Gitika Chaudhary *
Abstract: Withania somnifera or “Ashwagandha” is generally utilized as a folk medicine to cure different diseases. According to Indian Traditional System (Ayurveda), Ashwagandha is considered as one of the most significant medicinal plant and the best adaptogenic. It is a primary source from where we get withanolides (steroidal lactones), a class of phytochemicals which are utilized as main constituent in numerous formulations endorsed for several ailments. It is referred as a sedative, diuretic, mitigating, mainly used for boosting up the energy, endurance and acts as an adaptogen that exerts a solid immune stimulatory system. It is specially used as nervine tonic. Ashwagandha is utilized for treating cold and cough, ulcers, gauntness, diabetes, conjunctivitis, epilepsy, a sleeping disorder, feeble dementia, sickness, Parkinson's illness, joint inflammation, intestinal contaminations, bronchitis, asthma, ineptitude and sexual problem in patients.
Keyword: Ashwagandha, Rasayana, Withaferin A, Anti-stress, Anti-Parkinson, Glycoside.