Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)

Botanical name: Withania somnifera

Family: Solanaceae

Common Name: Ashwagandha, Withania, Indian Ginseng

Part used: Roots

Phytochemicals: Withaferin A, Withanolide A, Withanolide B, Withanoside IV, 12, Deoxy Withastramonolide, Withanoside

Final Product:

Alkaloids- 1%


Category: Memory Support, Stress Management


  • Various compounds isolated from Withania Somnifera (trivially named Withanolides) are now being investigated as highly promising and non-toxic anti-tumoral drugs.
  • The remarkable immuno-modulating properties of Withania Somnifera (Ashvaganda) are also being clinically investigated.
  • Chinese medicine recommends the root in cases of : nervousism, insomnia, weakness, anemia, rheumatic pains, general debility, impotence and infertility among other conditions
  • In Ayurveda, Withania somnifera is classified as a rasayana and expected to promote physical and mental health.
  • It rejuvenates the body in debilitated conditions and increase longevity.
  • It is used as anti stress agent.
  • It is claimed that Ashwagandha has been traditionally used to treat various symptoms and conditions.
  • It is especially beneficial in stress related disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, general debility, etc.
  • It shows relaxant and antispasmodic effects against several plasmogens on intestinal, uterine, bronchial, tracheal and blood vascular muscles.
  • It is also helpful in hair nourishment and brings about the improvement in hair melanin.Research References