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Aśvagandhā By Radhakrishna Gargé

 Table of Contents

Acknowledgements...................................................................................................................................3

Abstract.....................................................................................................................................................4

Introduction..............................................................................................................................................5

Aśvagandhā - The Plant and its Distribution.........................................................................................5

Parts of the plant and their traditional therapeutic uses.........................................................................6

Chemical Constituents of Aśvagandhā..................................................................................................6

Energetics and Ayurvedic properties of Aśvagandhā............................................................................7

Traditional uses of Aśvagandhā in Ayurvedic Medicine.......................................................................7

Aśvagandhā.........................................................................................................................................16

Pharmacological and Clinical Studies....................................................................................................9

Adaptogenic and anti-stress Studies......................................................................................................9

Hepato-protective Studies...................................................................................................................10

Anti-tumoural Property Studies...........................................................................................................11

Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial studies......................................................................................13

Neuro-regenerative Potential Studies..................................................................................................14

Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction Studies.........................................................................................16

Toxicity and Safety Studies.................................................................................................................17

Contra-indications of Usage................................................................................................................18

Conclusion...........................................................................................................................................18

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