Review Article - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2022) Volume 12, Issue 89
A review on ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera): An Indian antiaging herb.
Introduction: As a Rasayana, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a highly praised plant in the Indian Ayurvedic healthcare system. It's used for a variety of ailments, but most notably as a nervine tonic. Many scientific researches were conducted in light of these facts, and its adaptogenic and anti-stress properties were thoroughly investigated. Objective: To study and review the literature available about Ashwagandha. Discussion and conclusion: Various studies have reported health benefits of Ashwagandha. The use of Ashwagandha as a pretreatment provided significant protection preventing stomach ulcers caused by stress. It has a Cognition Promoting Effect and has been found to be beneficial in youngsters with memory problems as well as elderly adults with memory loss. It's also been reported to help with neurological disorders including Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Alzheimer’s. It has a GABA-mimetic action and has been proven to stimulate dendritic development. It has an anti-anxiety impact and boosts energy and mitochondrial health. It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic drug that has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis patients. To show its therapeutic effectiveness in stress-related illnesses, neurological disorders, and malignancies, large-scale investigations are required.Author(s): Deepali Giri*, Ranjeet Deshmukh, Pratibha Dawande, Shriram Kane, Lalit B Damahe