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J Ethnopharmacol. 1999 Jan;64(1):91-3.

Antistressor effect of Withania somnifera.

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Department of Physiology, Dr ALM PG. Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, India.


Withania somnifera is an Indian medicinal plant used widely in the treatment of many clinical conditions in India. Its antistressor properties have been investigated in this study using adult Wistar strain albino rats and cold water swimming stress test. The results indicate that the drug treated animals show better stress tolerance.

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