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Withania Somnifera

Withania Somnifera
Withania Somnifera
Product Code : 10
Product Description

DESCRIPTION:

 The Plant is an erect branching undershurb reaching about 150 cm in height, usually clothed with minutely stellate tomentum; leaves ovate upto 10 cm. Long; flowers greenish or lurid yellow in axillary fascicles; fruits globose berries; which are orange coloured when mature, enclosed in a persistent calys.

 The fleshy white surface and pure white inside when broken. The roots are 15 - 30 cm. long and 4 - 12 mm in diameter with a few lateral roots of slightly smaller size, stright and unbranched Outer surface is buff to grey-yellow with longitudinal wrinkles and in the center soft, solid mass with scattered pores. It has characteristic odour and bitter and acrid taste.

 

 

SPECIFICATION SHEET

 

 

 

 

Product

 

Withania somnifera Dry Extract

 

 

 

 

 

Herb Ext. Ratio:

5:1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No.

Protocols of Test

 

Standard to which compared

1

Description

 

Brown coloured powder with Bitter taste

2

Identification

 

Presence of Alkaloids by TLC – Positive

3

Solubility

 

 

 

 

Water

 

Min.

60.00%

 

50% v/v 

Min.

60.00%

4

pH of 1% solution

 

4 – 7

 

5

Assay (On Dry Basis)

 

 

 

 

For Alkaloids

 

Min.

0.75%

 

For Total Withanolides

 

Min.

2.50%

6

Total Ash

 

Max.

15.00%

7

Moisture content

 

Max.

8.0%

8

Heavy Metals

 

 

 

 

Lead

 

Max.

10 ppm

 

Arsenic

 

Max.

5 ppm

 

Cadmium

 

Max.

0.3 ppm

 

Mercury

 

Max.

1 ppm

9

Microbiological Test

 

 

 

 

Total Plate Count

 

< 1,000 cfu/gm

 

Yeast / Moulds

 

< 100 cfu/gm

 

Enterobacteriaceae

 

Absent

 

 

E.Coli

 

Absent

 

 

Salmonella

 

Absent

 

 

S. Aureus

 

Absent

 

 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

 

Absent

 


PROPERTIES & USES

 

Tumoricidal activity & gastric cytoprotective effects

       Haematinics and growth promoters in growing children. Hypotensive antispasmodic.

 

 Anti-arthritic.

       Anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory activities. An adaptogen.

       In the management of amla-pitta Anti convulsive property.

 

Anti stress agent.

      As abortifacient, amoebicide, anodyne, bactericide, contraceptive, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicide, pediculicide, sedative, spasmolytic, tonic.

     As a folk remedy for adenopathy anthrax, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, cancer, candida, cold, cough, cystitis, debility, diarrhoea, dropsy, dyspepsia, erysipelas, furuncle,                    gynecopathy, hiccups, hypertension, lumbago, marasmus, nausea, piles, proctitis, psoriasis, rheumatism, ringworm, scabies, senility, small pox, sores, syphilis, tuberculosis,     tumours, typhoid, uterosis and wounds. 


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