Ashwagandha is related to the nightshade family. Nevertheless it should be noted that in contrast to other Nightshades, Ashwagandha is not characterized by the poisonous properties. Ashwagandha was discovered in India, and since then has been cultivated because it is popularly applied to overworked and exhausted local people. Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat hypertension and stress-related sickness. Recent clinical studies have revealed many other properties and Ashwagandha use is popularized now as a prophylaxis remedy for impotence problems and male infertility. Actually, it is considered to be Indian preparation similar to Ginseng. Ashwagandha consists of glycosides, withanolides, and different alkaloids. Our Withania Somnifera liquid extract made from the plant dried root. All parts of Ashwagandha are applied in healing medicine, but the most useful is the dry, cut root.
This root has been successfully used as a healing remedy for the last two thousand years and has earned great reputation for the ages. It is strictly recommended in our life full of severe troubles and stress-related discomfort. Not many clinical trials have been conducted for this particular herb, but we can say that up to now there have not been any published scientific notes on medicinal contraindications, adverse side effects or potential health risks. However, Ashwagandha is not recommended to be consumed for a long-term period and it is better applied when it is really required. The US and Europe safety guidelines have suggested that Ashwagandha may provide abortifacient properties and it should be avoided in pregnant women.