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Ashwagandha Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Potential source of hypoglycemic, diuretic and hypocholesterolemic agents.
    - Indian J Exp Biol 2000 Jun;38(6):607-9 -- Hypoglycemic, diuretic and hypocholesterolemic effect of winter cherry (Withania somnifera, Dunal) root. -- Andallu B, Radhika B. -- Department of Home Science, Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur 515001, India.

  • Should not used in combination with sedative drugs
    - Phytomedicine 2000 Dec;7(6):463-9 -- Anxiolytic-antidepressant activity of Withania somnifera glycowithanolides: an experimental study. -- Bhattacharya SK, Bhattacharya A, Sairam K, Ghosal S.

  • Concluded that extracts of the plant has a direct spermatogenic influence on the seminiferous tubules of immature rats presumably by exerting a testosterone-like effect.
    - J Ethnopharmacol 2001 Apr;75(1):1-4 -- The effect of aqueous extracts of Cynomorium coccineum and Withania somnifera on testicular development in immature Wistar rats. -- Abdel-Magied EM, Abdel-Rahman HA, Harraz FM.

last update: March 2014

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