Name => Nikhil Chaurasia
Subject => English
Class=> 'X'A
Year => 2014-2015
School => K.V.Mankhurd
ASHWAGANDHA
(Withania somnifera)
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Scientific Classification of
Ashwagandha
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 Kingdom : Plantae
 Group: Angiosperms
 Type: Eudicots
 Class: Asterids
...
5
Cultivation
5  Withania somnifera is cultivated in many
of the drier regions of India, such as
Mandsaur District of Mad...
Discription
6
• Ashwagandha (Withania
somnifera) is also known as
winter cherry, Indian ginseng,
and a number of other
reg...
7
7
For centuries, ayurvedic
medicine has used the
ashwagandha (withania
somnifera) plant as an
aphrodisiac, to remedy
gen...
8
8
Modern medical research indicates that
ashwagandha exerts a number of effects that may
prove beneficial to humans, inc...
9
Traditional
medicinal uses
9
In Ayurveda, the berries and
leaves of W. somnifera are
locally applied to tumors,
tubercul...
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Ashwagandha uses in different
countries
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 Ayurvedic practitioners in India utilize this herb to
tr...
The known biologically-active
components in ashwagandha
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
Alkaloids.
Steroidal lactones.

Saponins
Iron.
Choline.
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Climatic Conditions for
Growth
12
 Withania somnifera is grown as late rainy-season
(kharif) crop. S...
04/26/14continue....
Safety
13
Medical experts caution against
pregnant women using ashwagandha
because it may cause loss ...
-Anti Anxiety
-Anti Stress
-Anti Depression
-Ashwagandha for Fatigue
-Ashwagandha for Arthritis or Joint pains
-Ashwagandh...
-Ashwagandha for Premature Ejaculation
04/26/14continue....
THANK YOU!!!
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  1. 1. Name => Nikhil Chaurasia Subject => English Class=> 'X'A Year => 2014-2015 School => K.V.Mankhurd
  2. 2. ASHWAGANDHA (Withania somnifera)
  3. 3. 4 Scientific Classification of Ashwagandha 4  Kingdom : Plantae  Group: Angiosperms  Type: Eudicots  Class: Asterids  Order: Solanales  Family: Solanaceae  Genus: Withania  Species: W. somnifera
  4. 4. 5 Cultivation 5  Withania somnifera is cultivated in many of the drier regions of India, such as Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Sindh, and Rajasthan.It is also found in Nepal
  5. 5. Discription 6 • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is also known as winter cherry, Indian ginseng, and a number of other regional names. • The word ashwagandha in Sanskrit actually means the smell of a horse, which probably refers to the distinctly strong aroma from its roots.
  6. 6. 7 7 For centuries, ayurvedic medicine has used the ashwagandha (withania somnifera) plant as an aphrodisiac, to remedy general weakness and exhaustion, as well as for its stress-relieving qualities. Uses of Ashwagandha
  7. 7. 8 8 Modern medical research indicates that ashwagandha exerts a number of effects that may prove beneficial to humans, including:  anti-inflammatory  antioxidant  boosts the immune system  blocks tumor growth  regulates hormones  stabilizes mood and reduces anxiety  regenerates nerve cells Uses of Ashwagandha
  8. 8. 9 Traditional medicinal uses 9 In Ayurveda, the berries and leaves of W. somnifera are locally applied to tumors, tubercular glands, carbuncles, and ulcers. The roots of W. somnifera are used to prepare the herbal remedy ashwagandha, which has been traditionally used to treat various symptoms and conditions.
  9. 9. 04/26/14continue.... Ashwagandha uses in different countries 10  Ayurvedic practitioners in India utilize this herb to treat a number of conditions, including its use as a purgative, diuretic, and liver tonic.  In Cape Verde, the leaves are prescribed as a blood- purifying tonic and as a treatment for gonorrhea.  In Ethiopia, ashwagandha is used to treat epilepsy and cough, and in Madagascar it is a treatment for asthma. In South Africa, it is employed to improve female fertility, and in Somalia the roots are given to children as a remedy for nightmares.  Interestingly, although it is used for fertility it is also used as an abortificant.
  10. 10. The known biologically-active components in ashwagandha 11  Alkaloids. Steroidal lactones.  Saponins Iron. Choline.
  11. 11. 04/26/14continue.... Climatic Conditions for Growth 12  Withania somnifera is grown as late rainy-season (kharif) crop. Semitropical areas receiving 500 to 750 mm rainfall are suitable for its cultivation as a rainfed crop. If one or two winter rains are received, then root development improves.  The crop requires a relatively dry season during its growing period. It can tolerate a temperature range of 20 to 38°C and as low a temperature as 10°C. The plant grows from sea level to an altitude of 1500 meters
  12. 12. 04/26/14continue.... Safety 13 Medical experts caution against pregnant women using ashwagandha because it may cause loss of the fetus. This is supported by the traditional use of ashwagandha as an abortificant. Another stated precaution is that ashwagandha may potentially increase the sedative effect of barbiturate drugs.4
  13. 13. -Anti Anxiety -Anti Stress -Anti Depression -Ashwagandha for Fatigue -Ashwagandha for Arthritis or Joint pains -Ashwagandha for Blood Pressure -Ashwagandha for Stamina -Ashwagandha for Diabetic Neuropathy -Ashwagandha for Weakness Due to Diabetes -Ashwagandha for Erectile Dysfunction BenefitsBenefits of Ashwagandha
  14. 14. -Ashwagandha for Premature Ejaculation
  15. 15. 04/26/14continue.... THANK YOU!!! 16

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