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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3167) Last page : ( 3170)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00582.6

Medicinal Values of Secondary Metabolites of Withania Somnifera

Kour Prabhjot, Tiwari Anupam*

Department of Botany, School of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-Punjab-144411

*Corresponding Author E-mail: anupam.22391@lpu.co.in

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


Ashwagandha is the common name of Withania somnifera that is used from long years ago for their pharmaceutical exercises. It's roots, leaves and fruits contain several primary and secondary metabolites among which withanolides are most important. Wide range of medicinal uses of ashwagandha includes antiinflammatory, antibiotic and antitumour properties. Present review has covered different types of medicinal applications of Withania somnifera.



Withania, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, medicinal.


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