Withania somniferra (WC) (Winter Cherry) is reputed for its anti stress and anti anxiety effect on the human brain which facilitates the improving of memory. Besides the nervous system tonic effect, it is also an immune enhancer, It also reduces mental fatigue and improves mental endurance. It is thought to expand consciousness making the mind more insightful and balanced. Has many significant benefits, but is best known for its powerful regenerative properties in brain cell synapses, its provision of antioxidant protection to the brain as well as adaptogenic properties, meaning that it helps mind and body to adapt better to stress hence referred to as an “adaptogen”.
It does this by nourishing the nerves which improves nerve function to help one maintain calmness & tranquility during stressful situations. It is found to enhance all three aspects of mind power (comprehension; memory; and- recollection).It is also claimed to nourishes the crucial mind-body connection and psychoneuro immune response (called PNI). In general, therefore it promotes physical and mental health, rejuvenates the body in debilitated conditions and increase longevity & vitality.
Withania Somnifera is therefore used to treat a number of disorders that affect human mind including central nervous system (CNS) disorders, particularly in epilepsy, stress and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disorders, tardive dyskinesia, cerebral ischemia and senile dimentia