Botanical Name :WITHANIA SOMNIFERA
Family Name : SOLANACEAE
Common Name : WITHANIA, WINTER CHERRY, INDIAN WINTER CHERRY, INDIAN GINSENG, ASHWAGANDHA
Part Used : Root, Leaves
Habitat : Cultivated throughout drier parts of India.
Description : The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. The root has a strong aroma that is described as “horse-like.”
In Ayurvedic, Indian, and Unani medicine, ashwagandha is described as “Indian ginseng.” Ashwagandha is also used in traditional African medicine for a variety of ailments.
Uses : It is Tonic, Abortifacient, Astringent, Deobstruent, Nervine, Aphrodisiac and Sedative. It is official Indian Pharmacoepeia. It is popularly known as Indian Ginseng. It gives vitality and vigour and helps in building greater endurance.It has been used in diseases such as rheumatism, leprosy and arthritis.
Ashwagandha is a plant. The root and berry are used to make medicine.
Ashwagandha has a lot of uses. But so far, there isn’t enough information to judge whether it is effective for any of them.
Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors,tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness (leukoderma),bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liverdisease.
Ashwagandha is also used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic.
Product Offered : Roots
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ( ASHWAGANDHA )
|DESCRIPTION||YELLOWISH, REDDISH BROWN COLOURED POWDER WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR, SLIGHTLY BITTER.|
|WATER SOL. EXT.||MIN. 80%|
|50% ETHANOL SOL. EXT.||MIN. 80%|
|ALKALOIDS MIN.||1.0% MIN. 2%|
|WITHANOLOIDS MIN.||1.50% MIN. 5%|
|IDENTIFICATION||STARCH POSITIVE GLYCOSIDES POSITIVE|
|LOSS ON DRYING||MAX. 5%|
|HEAVY METALS||MAX. 20 PPM|
|ARSENIC||MAX. 5 PPM|
|TOTAL PLATE COUNT||MAX. 10000 CFU / GM|
|E. COLI, SAMONELLA||NEGATIVE|