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Ashwagandha—An ancient Indian drug

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Ashwagandha, the root ofWithania somnifera Dunal, is an ancient drug used in India by practitioners of Ayurvedic mediicne and as a household remedy. The drug is now official in the Indian Pharmacopoeia. Results of a survey regarding the cultivation, collection and marketing of this drug are described.

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Atal, C.K., Schwarting, A.E. Ashwagandha—An ancient Indian drug. Econ Bot 15, 256–263 (1961).

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