Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

WITHANIA SOMNIFERA: The Indian Ginseng Ashwagandha

By Sandhya Singh and Sushil Kumar. Lucknow. (see Medicinal Plants, above.) 1998, b/w drawings, 293 pp. Hardcover $120.00.

Here is a comprehensive overview of ashwaganda. It contains folklore and the herb's traditional medicinal uses not only in India, but also in other regions. An explanation of the chemistry includes descriptions of various chemotypes found in Israel India, and South Africa. The plant's distribution and pharmacognosy, a detailed botany, and recent experiments in cell and tissue culturing are included.


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Herbs have various salutary effects for promoting health and well-being. Such herbs are called "tonics" for its ability to strengthen, tone and regulate.

There are many such special tonic herbs used in Oriental medicine that build energy, increase adaptability, strengthen immunity and help retard the aging process. India also has venerable ancient tradition of herbal medicine and natural healing called Ayurveda, "science of life." Ayurveda contains many wonder herbs.

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