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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Reversal of paclitaxel induced neutropenia by Withania somnifera in mice.
Whereas the quantitative analysis of ethanol extract showed that fruit of Carissa carandas and Lodoicea maldivica seeds of Erysimum cheiri, whole plant of Fagonia arabica and branches of Withania somnifera had 80% of total terpenoids contents.
2016) also reported the efficacy of MS than B5 basal media in shoot regeneration of Withania somnifera.
Evaluation of the efficacy of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) root extract in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.
Antifungal activity of phytoextracts of Piper longum, Aloe vera, and Withania somnifera against human fungal opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans.
Studies on immunomodulatory activity of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) extracts in experimental immune inflammation.
Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial.
Mirjalili MH, Moyano E, Bonfill M, Cusido RM, Palazon J (2009) Steroidal lactones from Withania somnifera, an ancient plant for novel medicine.
The study aims to investigate the possible role of Withania somnifera (WS) against g-rays induced cardiac lesions in male albino rats.
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Anti- carcinogenic activity of Withania somnifera Dunal against Dalton's ascitic lymphoma," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.