Key Benefits Of Ashwagandha.
Basicaly Withania somnifera, also known as Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, Winter cherry, Ajagandha, Kanaje Hindi, Amukkara in Tamil and Samm Al Ferakh, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Many closely related species like Withania coagulans (Dunal) – Paneer dodi, Ashutosh booti (Sanskrit, Hindi) are morphologically very similar to the species.
In Ayurveda, the roots of W. somnifera are used to prepare medicinal Ashwagandha. It is claimed to possess aphrodisiac, sedative, rejuvenative and life prolonging properties. It is traditionally used to treat the following symptoms and conditions, although there are few scientific studies of the health benefits of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha Benefits :
Muscle weakness and tension
The berries can be used as a substitute for rennet, to coagulate milk in cheese making.The berries and leaves are traditionally used a topical treatment for tumors and tubercular glands, carbuncles and ulcers.
While Ashwagandha is claimed to have a wide variety of health benefits, there have been few clinical trials to test these claims. Studies completed so far support that W. somnifera may possibly be beneficial for:
Easing drug withdrawal symptoms
Reducing arthritis pain in the knee
Ashvagandha is also useful for treating:
Improve the well-being of the elderly and breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.