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ASWAGANDHA (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA) – AYURVEDIC BEQUEST FOR THE PATIENTS OF CANCER: AN UPDATE ON CURRENT RESEARCH

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Author(s): Rao Paramkusha Madupu | Khemani Naresh

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 234;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Aswagandha (Withania somnifera | Carcinogenesis | tumorigenesis | Radiosensitizing | Angiogenesis | Cancer Preventing | Anti Tumor Activity | Radio Sensitization Activity | withaferin | lipid peroxidation.

ABSTRACT
Aswagandha (Withania somnifera) is a popularly known medicinal plant said in Ayurveda. It has been used to promote vigor and strength. The current ongoing researches are approving the plant can be useful in malignacies at various levels and with different mechanisms. An effort has been made in this paper to review such results focused at cancer therapy and management. Aswagandha (Withania somnifera) is also known as Indian ginseng proves to be a beacon for blinded minds of cancer sufferers.
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