Category Archives: Withania (Withania somnifera)

Withania: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety characterised by obsessive and repetitive behaviour that often centres around trivial activities that disrupt the person’s normal daily schedule. The cause of obsessive compulsive disorder is not fully understood, but it is … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety is notoriously difficult to treat and the success rates of treatments with pharmaceutical drugs are low. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herbal treatment for anxiety. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety, and a number of studies have … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) for Sleep and Well Being

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that is used in Indian traditional medicine for its mood elevating effects. The herb has been extensively evidenced to attenuate the stress response, and in doing so alleviates the symptoms associated with stress, including insomnia … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) as  neuroprotective Agent

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herbal remedy used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stress and nervous problems. The herb is an adaptogen, which means it can protect the consumer for changes to normal physiological homeostasis. In this role, ashwagandha can … Continue reading

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Adpatogenic Herbs: Main Mechanisms

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Two Herbal Remedies for Sleep

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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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