Ashwagandha known scientifically as Withania somnifera, has been used for centuries to reduce physiological and psychological stress. As such investigators published many papers on its neuroprotecive effects.
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“Withania somnifera has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of neural disorders. Recently, chronic neurodegenerative conditions have been shown to benefit from treatment with this extract.”
One scientific paper claims “beneficial neuropharmacological properties” for Ashwagandha. How effective oral supplements are in delivering the benefits remain to be determined.
“Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha, WS), popularly called as ‘Indian Ginseng’ is one such plant which possesses a variety of beneficial neuropharmacological properties.”
Before using Ashwagandha the following video explains its pros and cons.