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What is ashwagandha?

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The root and berry of the ashwagandha plant are a traditional Ayurvedic medicine in India. Ashwagandha is used as a tonic (it is sometimes referred to as the “Indian ginseng”) to improve physical and mental health and to treat a number of specific conditions.

From: Ashwagandha WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Ashwagandha.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Ashwagandha.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Ashwagandha.”

Kulkarni S. July 2008; vol 32: pp 1093-1105. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Ashwagandha.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Ashwagandha.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Ashwagandha.”

Kulkarni S. July 2008; vol 32: pp 1093-1105. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 13, 2018

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