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Withania somnifera is an erect subshrub in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is native to the nortwestern states of India. Ashwagandha is one of the most revered plants in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and is used to treat a plethora of conditions.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on ashwagandha made available through the generosity of KSM-66 Ashwagandha’s adoption.




Additional ABC Ashwagandha Resources 

HerbalGram article

Ashwagandha Profile. 2013; 99:1-7.

HerbClip reviews

Beneficial Effects of Ashwagandha in the Treatment of Male Infertility  HC# 101337-490, February 14, 2014

Adjunct Treatment with Ashwagandha Root Extract for Fatigue from Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer  HC# 021366-474, June 14, 2013

Ashwagandha in Healthy Humans: Physiological Effects and Safety  HC# 121264-472, May 15, 2013 

Ashwagandha Root Found to Improve Fertility, Antioxidant and Hormone Levels, and Semen Quality in Infertile Men HC#120695-399, April 30, 2010

Ashwagandha Improves Multiple Parameters Affecting Infertile Men  HC# 070692-390, December 15, 2009

Ashwagandha Extract Dose-Dependently Improves Stress Parameters  HC# 070593-387, October 30, 2009

Ashwagandha and Integrative Oncology  HC# 020372-341, November 30, 2007

Review of the Therapeutic Effects of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)  HC# 080146-269, November 30, 2004

Ashwagandha Monograph Reviews Chemistry an Therapeutics of Popular Ayurvedic Herb HC# 052513-217, October 04, 2002

Ashwagandha Monograph  HC# 062398-163, September 15, 1999


Read the Press Release on KSM-66 Ashwagandha's (Ixoreal Biomed) adoption of the HerbMedPro Neem record.

Contact us for more information on ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.