Science of Ashwagandha: Preventive and Therapeutic Potentials

  • Sunil C. Kaul
  • Renu Wadhwa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Ashwagandha – Phytogenomics and Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Neelam S. Sangwan, Sandhya Tripathi, Yashdeep Srivastava, Bhawana Mishra, Neha Pandey
      Pages 3-36
    3. Vikas Kumar, Amitabha Dey, Shyam Sunder Chatterjee
      Pages 37-68
    4. Rajneet Kour Soodan, Ashita Sharma, Mandeep Kaur, Jatinder Kaur Katnoria, Avinash Kaur Nagpal
      Pages 69-79
  3. Ashwagandha for Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Renu Wadhwa, Sukant Garg, Ashish Kaul, Sunil C. Kaul
      Pages 149-174
    3. Anuradha Sehrawat, Suman K. Samanta, Su-Hyeong Kim, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Shivendra V. Singh
      Pages 175-196
    4. Babli Halder, Suman S. Thakur
      Pages 213-226
    5. Sara S. Alhakeem, Mary K. McKenna, Karine Z. Oben, Beth W. Gachuki, Sunil K. Noothi, Natarajan Muthusamy et al.
      Pages 227-242
    6. Sunil C. Kaul, Priyanshu Bhargava, Renu Wadhwa
      Pages 243-262
    7. Shashank P. Katiyar, Vidhi Malik, Anjani Kumari, Durai Sundar
      Pages 263-280
  4. Ashwagandha for Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Renu Wadhwa, Rajkumar S. Kalra, Anupama Chaudhary, Sunil C. Kaul
      Pages 283-304
    3. Manju Tewari, Hriday S. Pandey, Pankaj Seth
      Pages 319-344
    4. Kallol Dutta, Vivek Swarup, Jean-Pierre Julien
      Pages 389-415
    5. Gurcharan Kaur, Taranjeet Kaur, Muskan Gupta, Shaffi Manchanda
      Pages 417-436
  5. Active Ingredient Enriched Ashwagandha – Biotechnologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Kulwinder Kaur, Pritika Singh, Rupam Guleri, Baldev Singh, Kuldeep Kaur, Varinder Singh et al.
      Pages 459-478
    3. Deepika Soni, Preeti Rana, Sukriti Goyal, Aditi Singh, Salma Jamal, Abhinav Grover
      Pages 479-493
    4. Sunil C. Kaul, Sukant Garg, Kazuya Tamura, Teruo Wada, Zeenia Kaul, Renu Wadhwa
      Pages 495-508

About this book


Rapidly increasing aging population and environmental stressors are the two main global concerns of increasing incidence of a variety of pathologies in the modern society. The complex etiologies and pathologies cause major challenges to disease treatment. On the other hand, several herbs are known for their health-caring and disease-curing activities. Ashwagandha, a popular herb in Indian traditional home medicine, Ayurveda, has gathered increasing recognition in recent years when the chemically synthesized drugs for single target therapies showed limited success and adverse toxic effects. Ashwagandha is known as a powerful adaptogen and trusted to enhance function of the brain, reproductive system, cell-mediated immunity and increase the body's defense against disease, and possess anti-inflammatory, anticancer and anti-arthritic activities. In this book, for the first time, we provide a complete portrait on scientific understanding of the effects of Ashwagandha and its active principles for a variety of preventive and therapeutic activities.


Ayurveda Ashwagandha Molecular mechanism Biotechnology Medicinal use

Editors and affiliations

  • Sunil C. Kaul
    • 1
  • Renu Wadhwa
    • 2
  1. 1.DBT-AIST International Laboratory for Advanced Biomedicine (DAILAB), Biomedical Research InstituteNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan
  2. 2.DBT-AIST International Laboratory for Advanced Biomedicine (DAILAB), Biomedical Research InstituteNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan

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