Category Archives: Withania (Withania somnifera)

Fasting and Anti-Inflammatory Herbs: An Effective Anxiolytic Treatment?

Evidence suggests that inflammation is a causative factor in the development of mood disorders. In this regard the inflammation causes the generation of free radicals, and these then cause damage to brain tissue. Studies show that stress leads to the … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha: Neuroprotective

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Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha): All Round Health Tonic

Withania somnifera is sometimes called ashwagandha. Withania is a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and modern science has corroborated that withania has significant therapeutic potential. For example, studies show that withania possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antistress, immunomodulatory, anti-fatigue and … Continue reading

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Polyherbal Formulas to Treat Mood Disorders

Herbs and phytochemicals have been extensively researched for their ability to treat mood disorders. In many cases these effects are comparable to those of pharmaceutical drugs. A number of mechanisms by which herbs and phytochemicals can affect the central nervous … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Human Studies on Anxiety

The prevalence of anxiety or anxiety related disorders has been reported to be as high as 30 % in the United States. Estimates suggest the prevalence is at similar levels in other Western countries. The high prevalence of anxiety has … Continue reading

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Ashwagnadha (Withania): An Adaptogenic Masterclass

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Exercise Tonic?

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a health tonic for increasing general strength and wellbeing. Ashwagandha is also called withania, based on the Latin name for the plant, Withania somnifera. Ashwagandha has been investigated for … Continue reading

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Adaptogenic Herbs: Ginseng, Rhodiola and Withania

Adaptogenic herbs are a group of herbs with particular physiological properties in animals and humans. Adaptogens are characterised by their ability to allow the consumer to adapt to stressful conditions, and thus negate many of the detrimental effects that stress … Continue reading

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Withania (Withania somnifera): Nervous Tonic and Adaptogen

Withania (Withania somnifera) is a perennial plant that belongs to the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Other names for Withania include ashwagandha, winter cherry, poison cherry and Indian ginseng. The plant grows to about 75 cm in height, and large leaves … Continue reading

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Adaptogenic Phytochemicals

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