A comparative study of root of Ginseng and Ashwagandha as Rasayana (Adaptogenic effect)

  • Shivkanya Sharma Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Dravya Guna, Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
  • Rohit Johari Associate Professor & Guide, Dept. of Dravya Guna, Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Keywords: Ashwagandha, Gingeng, Adaptogenic, Rasayana, Herbs, Ayurveda


Herbs are the backbone of Ayurvedic system of medicine and various researches have been carried out all over the world to revalidate their efficacy. Herbs in Ayurveda aims not only relieves from diseases but also are useful for maintaining longevity of life. Ginseng is the most widely internationally recognized herb used in traditional medicine from more than 2000 years. Its root provides generalized strengthening effect on the body like Adaptogenic / Stress protective effect. But in today’s era, it is gaining popularity because of its “Adaptogenic effect”. Ashwagandha also known as Withania somnifera, is used as a Rasayana in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Its root also shows great Adaptogenic effect (Rasayana) on the body. Aims and objectives: 1. A comparative study of root of both the drugs w.s.r to its organoleptic characters and chemical constituents. 2. To establish Ginseng as a potent Rasayana drug as same as Ashwagandha. Material and methods: 1. Data related to chemical constituents and organoleptic characters of roots of both the drugs will be collected. 2. Information related to Ginseng and Ashwagandha will be evaluated.


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Shivkanya Sharma, & Rohit Johari. (2022). A comparative study of root of Ginseng and Ashwagandha as Rasayana (Adaptogenic effect). Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(5), 115 - 118. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1891
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