Ashwagandha is one of the most appreciated medicinal herbs in the world. Withania somenifera, according to scientific classification, is a commonly used medicine, from early days of civilization. Now, Ashwagandha is popular all over the world because of its scientifically proven medicinal properties. The insight into the importance of Ashwagandha, has gained much influence among the people, as many include Ashwagandha in the diet. The commercial viability has helped, Ashwagandha, from face of extinction since many are getting into the cultivation of Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha is basically a rejuvenating tonic, which helps a person to refresh, enhance vitality, energy, and acts as an immuno-stimulant. The ancient Eastern medicinal literatures evidently substantiate the use and importance of Ashwagandha in the treatment of various diseases. The folklore is utilizing Ashwagandha different preparations, as natural remedy against, a variety of diseases such as weakness, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cough, infertility, sexual disability, and insomnia. In addition to its anthelminthic property and efficiency to cure problems of old age, Ashwagandha was popular drug, used to stabilize the fetus of a pregnant woman. People used to chew the bark of Ashwagandha, and smoke its leaves to gain relief from tooth ache.
In general, the folklore has attributed a comprehensive and sequential action for Ashwagandha in the body. When the plant is consumed, the bitter taste will trigger the digestive system and cleanse the bowels, which result a vitalization of circulatory system. The native crowd was in the belief that the bitter taste of the medicine will change to sweet taste after chewing that will motivate the neurological system and eradicate the degenerative and psychiatric problems. The immune system will be totally rejuvenated in a week’s time, when the medicine is absorbed into blood and in a month, the aphrodisiac property of Ashwagandha will come in action.
The modern studies established that Ashwagandha as a promising remedy for many of the modern day anomalies such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, cardiac problems, hormone imbalances, and neurodegenerative diseases. The anti-inflammatory property and immunogenic nature of Ashwagandha, projects it as a wonder drug against the most life threatening disorders, cancer and AIDS. Ashwagandha is gaining much importance in the clinical world because of its characteristic potency to cure multiple diseases.