Withania somnifera (generic name)
treats Osteoarthritis, Diuretic, High cholesterol, Parkinson's disease, Longevity/anti-aging, and Diabetes
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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer-reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center); Carla Folkson, MD (University of Alabama); Nicole Giese, M.S. (Boston University); Jill M. Grimes Serrano, PhD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Andy Joseph, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa, CDN, RH (Bastyr University); Ed Mills DPH, MSc (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine); Christine Park, PharmD (Northeastern University); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).
BibliographyDISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.
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Kulkarni RR, Patki PS, Jog VP, et al. Treatment of osteoarthritis with a herbomineral formulation: a double- blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study. J Ethnopharmacol 1991;33(1-2):91-95.
Kuppurajan K, Rajagopalan SS, Sitoraman R, et al. Effect of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal) on the process of ageing on human volunteers. Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Siddha 1980;1(2):247-258.
Nagashayana N, Sankarankutty P, Nampoothiri MR, et al. Association of L-DOPA with recovery following Ayurveda medication in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Sci 2000;176(2):124-127.
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Venkataraghavan S, Seshadri C, Sundaresan TP, et al. The comparative effect of milk fortified with Aswagandha, Aswagandha and Punarnava in children - a double-blind study. J Res Ayur Sid 1980;1:370-385.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.