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Eurasian Vitae ( Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal)

Vitamin C (Withania somnifera)
Vitamin C ( Withania somnifera )

Vitasia snodarna ( asvaganda ) is perhaps the most famous medicinal herb of Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). It is often called " Indian ginseng, " but it would be less misleading to say, for example, "the legendary Indian adaptogen".

Vitania belongs to the miraculous family of Solanaceae ( Solanaceae ) and is quite remarkable to the moon of the Jewish cherry ( Physalis alkekengi ) - since Linnaeus was originally described in the mochinum as Physalis somnifera . As well as mochyne, even the vignette carries yellow edible berries protected in the bladders, but those with vitania are not the main part used. For vitania, the most important is the tufted root remotely resembling ginseng.

Content substances

Vitaferins, vitanolides and other saponins are responsible for the adaptogenic effect of vitania, the most important of which appears to be vitaferin A. In addition to saponins, vitamin alkaloids isopletierin and anaferin ( Mishra2000sbt ). Vitania is also rich in iron.


According to scientific studies, vitania has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects, acts against stress, improves hematopoiesis and regeneration and positively affects the cardiovascular and nervous system ( Mishra2000sbt ). The mechanism of action of vitaferin A is directed to Ku2014wii . It also investigates its anti-cancer activity - vitaferin A blocks the growth of blood vessels in the tumors ( Mohan2004wip ). Vitania is non-toxic ( Mishra2000sbt ) and ranks among classical adaptogens.

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