Withania somnifera is used in the Indian traditional medicine and known for its immunomodulatory activity. Ashwagandha is an important “Rasayana” of Ayurveda. The roots are extensively used as an adaptogen and for different health issues. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-stimulating effects of Ashwagandha are well-documented. It boosts immunity & helps inhibit tumor development promotes phagocytosis and regulates immune response.
Tinospora cordifolia is one of these important herbs with known immunomodulatory activities. Although the active components responsible for therapeutic effects of Tinospora cordifolia are not well defined, phenyl propanoid glycosides such as cordifolioside A, cordifolioside B and syringin, have been reported to be main immunomodulatory active components. Reports have suggested its powerful immune stimulant and phagocytosis enhancing activities. It’s extract is also known to possess potent hepatoprotective and antioxidant properties.
Asparagus racemosus (local name Shatavari) is widely used for its steroidal saponins called shatavarins. It is of therapeutic interest due to its role as immunomodulant, galactogauge, adaptogen, antitussive, anticarcinogen, antioxidant, antidiarrheal and as a general tonic. It is reported to exhibit Immunomodulatory activity as it is found to increase phagocytosis, proliferation of lymphocytes, reduces glutathione levels and also known to decreases lipid peroxidation.
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