Ashwagandha
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). "ashwagandha possesses anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antistress, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, hemopoietic, and rejuvenating properties. It also appears to exert a positive influence on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems"

Reference: http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/5/4/334.pdf

  • ashwagandha exhibits a nootropic-like effect
  • mood stabilizer in clinical conditions of anxiety and depression
  • significant increase in white blood cell counts and platelet counts was observed
  • stimulates thyroidal activity and also enhances the antiperoxidation of hepatic tissue.
  • A significant increase in hemoglobin concentration (P < 0.01), red blood cell count (P < 0.01), white blood cell count (P < 0.05), platelet count (P < 0.01),
  • Ashwaaandha treatment also resulted in significant increase in coagulation time which attains normalcy 7 days after cessation of treatment.

     
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