Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Very good herb for depression, anxiety and High Blood PressureHis overview is that this plant bears the Sanskrit name meaning Ashavagandha smell like a horse or mare. Ashwagandha is widely regarded as the Indian Ginseng professionals of Ayurvedic system of medicine. Properties of this herb is that it contains alkaloids Ashwagandha (withaferin A, glycosides, sitoindosides) anaferine, anahygrine, beta-sitosterol, chlorogenic acid, cysteine, cuscohygrine, iron, pseudotropine, scopoletin, somniferiene, tropanol, withanine, lactones steroids.
In one study, ashwaganda shown increased endurance and it prevented the depletion of vitamin C and cortisol, while under stress, therefore ashwaganda in Sanskrit means the sweat and the smell of a horse indicating that one has to have the strength and vitality of a horse (some say 10 horses).
Clinically, it is effective to improve the energy and stamina before exercise and it is surprising that when taken before bed, a deep and restful sleep is assured. . Traditionally, Ashwaganda is used to treat general weakness, arthritis, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depressed immunity, sexual weakness, infertility, memory loss, difficulty breathing, hormonal imbalances and more. Today, it is becoming an effective choice for both combat exercise and stress life style. The properties of Ashwagandha is mainly attributed to its alkaloid content: Withaferin A and Gluccosides, sitoindosides VII, VIII, IX and X. Improves sexual weakness, loss of libido, stress disorders and memory power. Attached to psychotropic drugs. Immuno-modulator. Controls aging process. Combating cancer, pain killers and contrainflamatorios. It boosts immunity, induces sleep. Helps reduce mental and physical stress increases muscle strength, it helps to increase body weight, act as adaptogen and adjuvant therapy seizure and Rejuvenator.