Author(s): Munish Kumar, Palak Sharma, Diksha Sharma, Kapil Kumar Verma

Email(s): munishdigra90@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2231-5659.2024.00025   

Address: Munish Kumar*, Palak Sharma, Diksha Sharma, Kapil Kumar Verma Minerva College of Pharmacy, Indora (H.P.) *Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
A frequent name for "Ashwagandha" or "Indian ginseng" is Withania somnifera, which is an important medicinal herb found in parts of the Indian subcontinent. Over a period of 3,000 years, Indian Systems of Medicine have routinely employed it to cure a variety of ailments, either by itself or in conjunction with other plants. The plant ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera, is a member of the Solanaceae family. It is made up of a wide range of phytochemicals with diverse biological effects. Numerous pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-arthritic, anti-stress/adaptogenic, neuro-protective, cardio-protective, hepato-protective, and immunomodulatory qualities, have been demonstrated by W. somnifera. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that W. somnifera can reduce inflammation and reactive oxygen species, modify mitochondrial activity, control apoptosis, and enhance endothelial function. One significant phytoconstituent of W. somnifera that belongs to the class of withanolides and is used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments is withaferin-A. We have outlined the pharmacologic activity (preclinical and clinical), modes of action, possible uses, commercial formulations, safety, and toxicity profile, and active phytoconstituents of W. somnifera in this review. The review covers a range of ashwagandha activities in experimental models as well as a clinical assessment of the medication at different dosage levels. The medication has been thoroughly examined from a scientific standpoint and has been shown in numerous experimental investigations to be a universal cure. This review could aid in the medication's continued assessment for treating conditions that pose a risk to human health.


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Munish Kumar, Palak Sharma, Diksha Sharma, Kapil Kumar Verma. A Review Article on Pharmacological Evaluation of Ashwagandha Highlighting its Healthcare Claims, Safety, and Toxicity Aspects. munishdigra90@gmail.com doi: 10.52711/2231-5659.2024.00025

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Munish Kumar, Palak Sharma, Diksha Sharma, Kapil Kumar Verma. A Review Article on Pharmacological Evaluation of Ashwagandha Highlighting its Healthcare Claims, Safety, and Toxicity Aspects. munishdigra90@gmail.com doi: 10.52711/2231-5659.2024.00025   Available on: https://ajpsonline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-14-2-9


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