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Abstract

PHARMACOLOGICAL PROFILE OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA – A REVIEW

J. Nisha*, S. T. Sathya Meonah and M. Shanmuga Priya

ABSTRACT

Withania somnifera (Ws) belonging to the family Solanaceae is
traditionally known as Amukkara Kizhangu in Siddha sytem of
medicine. It is a short herb that grows naturally around the Indian
subcontinent. It has been used for centuries in India as an adaptogenic
herbal remedy to improve overall health, vitality and longevity. Use of
Amukkara kizhangu can be traced back to at least 4000 years. It has
been used predominantly as an adaptogen for therapeutic purposes in
Siddha. It benefits our health in various ways. The plant is believed to
improve memory, support the immune system and generally aid in
optimizing the physiological functions of the body. Historically, the
herb has also been used as a sex enhancing tonic owing to its potent activity as an
aphrodisiac. It also possesses Antiparkinsonism, Antioxidant, Anti inflammatory, Anti
tumour, Hypnotic, Sedative, Memory enhancing, Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, Febrifuge properties.
Various other effects like Hypolipidemic, Antibacterial cardiovascular protection also been
studied. This review article is presented to compile all the updated information on its
phytochemical and pharmacological activities.

Keywords: Withania somnifera, Ashwagandha, Amukkara kizhangu , Siddha Medicine, Herbal medicine, Traditional medicine.


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