The Herb Latin Name Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. English Name Winter Cherry Sanskrit / Indian Name Ashvagandha Withania somnifera is an erect shrub. The principle constituents of its roots are the alkaloids somnine, somniferine, withanine, tropine, pseudotropine and anaferine. It is used in asthma and as a uterine sedative. Its alkaloids have shown relaxant and antispasmodic effects against several spasmogens in intestinal, uterine, bronchial, tracheal and blood vascular muscles. Anti-stress activity was assessed in experimental models of stress. It increased physiological endurance, protected animals from stress ulcers and CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity supported its use as tonic and vitalizer. It is recommended for clinical use in the prevention and treatment of many stress related diseases like arteriosclerosis, premature aging, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension and malignancy. Click here to view detailed Herbal Monograph Action A unique herb with anti-stress adaptogenic action that leads to better physical fitness and helps cope with life’s daily stress. It is especially beneficial in stress related disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, general debility. Indications It is used in Arthritis Hypertension Diabetes General debility Dosage* 1 capsule twice a day before meals with milk or water.Please maintain an hour’s gap between intake of our products and other allopathic drugs. * Recommended only at the age of 14 years and above. Chromatograph The chromatograph is representative of the quality and consistency of the drug. Every single capsule of Himalaya Pure Herbs has identical chromatographs, indicative of highest standards of quality maintained by us. The pure herb bought by you anywhere in the world provides you with the same goodness. References Malhotra, S.C. Edr., Pharmacological Investigations of Certain Medicinal Plants and Compound Formulations Used in Ayurveda and Siddha, CCRAS, New Delhi, 1996, 39. Singh, N., et.al., Withania somnifera – a rejuvunating herbal drug which enhances survival during stress, Int. J. Crude Drug Res., 1982, 20: 29.