Ashwagandha is most useful as a tonic herbs for its non-specific, adaptogenic effects, and non-stimulating nature. In India and surrounding regions, Ashwaganda has a very long history of use, and was one of the most popular herbs in the regions for its long list of beneficial actions, and high level of safety.
Ashwagandha is mainly used with fatigue-related conditions involving the endocrine system. It is also a populr adjunctive treatment in cancer, immune defficiencies, and anxiety.
- Mild sedative
- Thyroid modulator
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Constituents of Interest
- Tropane alkaloids
- Indian ginseng
- Winter cherry
Ashwaghandha is a member of the Solanaceae family of plants, also known as the nightshade family. This family includes a variety of both poisonous, and medicinal plants, including belladonna, tomatoes, datura, and eggplant.
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Clinical Applications Of Ashwagandha:
Still compiling research.
Ashwagandha has a high level of safety.
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