Detailed Product Description
Composition: Each capsule contains 500 mg w/w processed extracts of:
Latin Name English Name Part Used Quantity
Withania somnifera Winter Cherry Roots 500 mg
Its also known as ASHWA-GHAN
Ghan Preparation: The term Ghan is derived from Sanskrit term Ghansatva that literally means concentrated. Ghan is a semi-solid, fibre free, mass extract which is thickened, dried and finally processed as per procedures described in ancient text books of Ayurveda. Ashwaghan is UVedas speciality product providing Ashwagandha as its Ghansatva.
Introduction: Withania somnifera is grown wildly in drier and subtropical India; In Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab plains and north western parts of India like Gujarat & Rajasthan. It acts as a tonic, alterative, astringent, diuretic, deobstruent, aphrodisiac and nervine sedative; used in senile debility, rheumatism, general debility, nervous exhaustion.
Ayurvedic View: According to Ayurveda, it is laghu-snigdha-gunam (light & oily), madhur-vipakam (sweet-metabolic), tikt-katu-rasam (bitter & acrid) & ushan-veeryam (hot in nature). Due to these properties it suppresses & pacifies Kapha & vata, aggravates pitta.
Active constituent: Withanolides- withaferin-A, choline, tropanol, pseudotropanol, 3-tigloyl-hydroxy-tropane, cuscohygrine, isopelletierine, anaferine, withasomnin, anhygrine, tropine, pseudotropine, somniferine, somniferinine, withanine, withananine and pseudowithanine.
Pharmacological action: The total alkaloids of roots have a variety of pharmacological actions. They exhibited prolonged hypotensive, bradycardiac, and respiratory-stimulating action. The hypotensive effect is due mainly to autonomic ganglion-blocking action. The depressant action on the higher cerebral centres also contributes to the hypotension. The total alkaloids produced a taming and a mild depressant effect (tranquillizer-sedative type) on the central nervous system in several experimental animals. The neuro-pharmacological activity was accredited to the acetone-soluble fraction of the total alkaloids. In other experiment, the depressive effect was attributed to the basic alkaloids in the roots, the neutral alkaloids (3-tropyltigloate and an unidentified alkaloid) showing no depressive effect on spontaneous locomotive activity. The total alkaloids showed relaxant and antispasmodic effects against several spasmogens on intestinal, uterine, bronchial, tracheal and blood-vascular muscles. The pattern of smooth muscle activity of the alkaloids was similar to that of papaverine which suggested a direct musculotropic action; both as relaxant and spasmolytic, the alkaloids are, however, much weaker than papaverine. This pharmacological activity lends credence to the use of Aswagandha in asthma and as a uterine sedative in the Ayurvedic system of medicine
Dosage: 1 capsule 2-3 times daily.
Indications: An Ayurvedic supplement that has traditionally been used in India as a nervine tonic to relieve Physical & Mental stress and in case of general fatiguability.
Contra-indications: Withania somnifera is extremely well tolerated and has shown no allergic or other side effects, within the recommended dosage, even on prolonged usage.