Ashwagandha (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:Indian Ginseng, Withania, more...Withania Somnifera
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Suggested Dosing

No Typical Dosage

Capsule: 1-6 g whole herb PO qDay

Tea form: 3 cups qD (1-6g whole herb)

Tincture: 2-4 mL PO TID

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Suggested Uses

Adaptogen: adapt to internal/external stressors, fight fatigue, increase stamina

Efficacy

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypertension

            Pregnancy

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: X

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Withanolides, ipuranol, withaniol anti-inflammatory, decrease BP, resp. stimulation, smooth muscle relaxation

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