Category Archives: Withania (Withania somnifera)

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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Adaptogenic Herbs

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Adaptogenic Herbs as Antistress Supplements

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