ASHWAGANDHA

#43- Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera

We’re coming to the end of the 2018 growing season here in Western NC. We've just got the Ashwagandha and Red Sage to harvest and process. We're still bringing in lots of Tulsi and the second round of Milky Oats but autumn is certainly in the air and frosts are predicted next week.

We’ve been growing Ashwagandha since 2002.  This year the plants were munched on hard by the insects and our cool wet rainy summer didn’t help the plants to thrive. Even though the plants are not in their ultimate prime, it would be a shame not share the many beneficial properties of Ashwagandha. We love this plant so much! 

Ashawagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng.  One thing I didn’t mention in the video is that many people claim that Ashawagandha helps increase their libido. It makes sense that a healthy libido is an expression of increased energy and vitality. 

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This may be the one of the last 2018 season garden videos, but I have plans to make you guys a detox video and show you what supplements I do buy to help stay in balance…


Articles:

Stranger Things About Ashwagandha Benefits For Men vs. Women

Ashwagandha may be drug candidate to treat aggressive cancer 

5 Ashwagandha Studies You Should Know About

Ashwagandha by Gayle Engels & Josef Brinckmann, HerbalGram

Promising 'natural' Alzheimer's treatment moves toward clinical trials


Research:

An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda

In vitro Evaluation of Antibacterial Activities of Crude Extracts of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) to Bacterial Pathogens

Scientific Basis for the Therapeutic Use of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha): A Review 

Studies on the immunomodulatory effects of Ashwagandha

Changes in Thyroid Hormone Concentrations after Administration of Ashwagandha Root Extract to Adult Male Mice

Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root Extract in Improving Sexual Function in Women: A Pilot Study

Anxiolytic-antidepressant activity of Withania somnifera glycowithanolides: an experimental study

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha): A Promising Remedy for Cardiovascular Diseases 

Ashwagandha and Cancer Research:

Withania somnifera Dunal (Ashwagandha): potential plant source of a promising drug for cancer chemotherapy and radiosensitization.

Ashwagandha has capacity to deal with complicated cancers 

Selective Killing of Cancer Cells by Leaf Extract of Ashwagandha: Identification of a Tumor-Inhibitory Factor and the First Molecular Insights to Its Effect

Selective Killing of Cancer Cells by Ashwagandha Leaf Extract and Its Component Withanone Involves ROS Signaling

Water Extract of Ashwagandha Leaves Has Anticancer Activity: Identification of an Active Component and Its Mechanism of Action

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