Author(s): Achal H. Yelane, Siddhant M. Sawant, Maithili P. Amale

Email(s): achalyelane0503@gmail.com , siddhantsawant70867@gmail.com , maithiliamale.2017@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/0975-4385.2024.00022   

Address: Achal H. Yelane, Siddhant M. Sawant, Maithili P. Amale
Department of Quality Assurance, P.R. Pote Patil College of Pharmacy, Amravati 444601, Maharashtra, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
Ashwagandha, scientifically known as Withania somnifera, holds a prominent place in Ayurvedic medicine. It has served as a rejuvenating tonic, nootropic, and a potent natural adaptogen. This herb extract has been widely employed for overall health and specific health conditions. It boasts a rich history of over 3,000 years of use in Ayurvedic and indigenous medicinal systems on the Indian subcontinent. One of its key attributes is the presence of bioactive compounds called withanolides, with withaferin-A and withanolide-D being particularly noteworthy. In experimental studies, Ashwagandha has demonstrated its ability to enhance endurance in rats during swimming tests and shield against stress-induced changes in adrenal gland components like ascorbic acid and cortisol. Pre-treatment with Ashwagandha has exhibited significant protection against stress-induced gastric ulcers. Moreover, it has shown anti-tumor effects on CHO cell carcinoma and was effective against lung adenoma induced by urethane in mice. In some instances, Ashwagandha has been used to manage conditions like uterine fibroids and dermatosarcoma with long-term treatment. It has also demonstrated cognitive enhancement, proving beneficial for children with memory deficits and elderly individuals experiencing memory loss. Additionally, Ashwagandha has shown promise in addressing neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Alzheimer's. Its anxiolytic properties, as well as its ability to boost energy levels and support mitochondrial health, make it a valuable natural remedy. Furthermore, it serves as an anti-inflammatory and antiarthritic agent, finding application in clinical cases of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis.


Cite this article:
Achal H. Yelane, Siddhant M. Sawant, Maithili P. Amale. The Science behind Ashwagandha: A Review of its Therapeutic Potential. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2024; 16(2):112-0. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2024.00022

Cite(Electronic):
Achal H. Yelane, Siddhant M. Sawant, Maithili P. Amale. The Science behind Ashwagandha: A Review of its Therapeutic Potential. Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2024; 16(2):112-0. doi: 10.52711/0975-4385.2024.00022   Available on: https://rjpponline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-16-2-11


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