Ashwagandha is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. Ashwagandha extract is considered to be one of the most promising plant extracts in the sports supplement and health care product market. In recent years, the sales of Ashwagandha extract in the US market have had significant growth.
Ashwagandha roots or leaves are generally ground into powder for medicinal purposes. The active ingredients in Ashwagandha extract include steroid lactones, alkaloids, saponins, etc. Among them, withanolides are considered to be one of the special and effective main components in Ashwagandha extracts.
Ashwagandha roots & Ashwagandha extract
Ashwagandha extract has become a hot product because of its benefits:
At present, it has been confirmed that ashwagandha extract has 5 mechanisms to kill cancer cells, activate the p53 tumor suppressor gene, increase colony-stimulating factor, and stimulate the death pathway of cancer cells.
2. Protect nerves
Ashwagandha extract can inhibit the toxic effects of scopolamine in neurons and glial cells.
Ashwagandha can reduce the insulin sensitivity index and insulin resistance in mice, and it can promote the uptake of glucose by skeletal muscle tubules and adipocytes to lower blood sugar.
Ashwagandha leaf extract has a significant inhibitory effect on Gram-positive bacteria, as well as Staphylococcus.