- 1. Composition
- 2. Healing Properties
- 3. Disease / Symptom Treatment
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family.
Also known as Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry,
The green berries contain amino acids, a proteolytic enzyme, condensed tannins, and flavonoids. They contain a high proportion of free amino acids which include proline, valine, tyrosine, alanine, glycine, hydroxyproline, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, cystine and cysteine. The presence of a proteolytic enzyme, chamase, in the berries may be responsible for the high content of the amino acid.
The antibiotic activity of the roots as well as leaves has recently been shown experimentally.[1:1]
Withania somnifera in concentration of 10g/ml inhibited the growth of various Gram-positive bacteria, acid-fast and aerobic bacilli, and pathogenic fungi.[1:2]
- It was active against Micrococcus pyogenes var aureus and partially inhibited the activity of Bacillus subtilis glucose-6-phosphatedehydrogenase.[1:3]
Withania somnifera in concentration of 10g/ml inhibited the growth of various pathogenic fungi.[1:4]
Disease / Symptom Treatment
Title: Pharmacological and Phytomedicine Assessment of Withania Somnifera
Publication: Indian Journal of Applied Research
Date: Feb 2019
Study Type: Chemical Analysis
Author(s): Namrata Dwivedi, Kalpana Trivedi, I. P. Tripathi
Institution(s): Faculty of Science & Environment, MGCGV, Chitrakoot, Satna, M.P.
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