Withania somnifera

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Ayurvedic medicine
An Indian shrub regarded as a tonic for the bone marrow, muscles and other tissues; it is used internally for fatigue, heart disease, hay fever, indigestion, infertility, loss of libido, multiple sclerosis and rheumatic complaints, and topically for skin conditions—e.g., abscesses, cuts, and ringworm; it is believed to be an aphrodisiac and prevent male sterility.

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This latest patent describes a group of indolealkylamino-withasteroid conjugates isolated from Withania somnifera and purified for possible treatment of dementia and dementia-related disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depressive disorders.
The publication shows that the biofield treatment administered by Gopal Nayak was able to impact the adaptive response of the plant Withania somnifera, otherwise known as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry.
Khan MA, Ahmad I and R Inayatur Effect of environmental pollution on heavy metals content of Withania somnifera.
These include but are not limited to Withania somnifera, Clycyrrhiza glabra, Eleuthrococcus senticosus, panax spp.
Neuroprotective effects of Withania somnifera Dunn.
Lead Induced Hepatotoxicity in Male Swiss Albino Mice: The Protective Potential of the Hydromethanolic Extract of Withania somnifera.
Previous studies demonstrated that Withania somnifera Dunal (WS), a safe medicinal plant, prevents the development of tolerance to the analgesic effect of morphine.
As mentioned before, the formulation consisted of four plants, namely Sida cordifolia, Withania somnifera, Lilium polyphyllum, and Jatropha gossypifolia.
00 (Nelumbo nucifera flower extract (and) withania somnifera root extract) Preservative q.
The formulation also contains Celastrus paniculata, Bacopa monnieri, Convolvulus pluricaulis, Withania somnifera and Centella asiatica.
Bangalore, India) containing aqueous extracts of Withania somnifera root, triphala and shilajith and the ethanolic extracts of Ocimum sanctum and Camellia sinensis leaves.
One Ayurvedic herb of significant concern is Ashwagandha, which is derived from the root of the Withania somnifera plant.