What is Ashwagandha root extract powder (Withanolides)?

Ashwagandha root extract powder (Withanolides) is extracted from Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar.

What are Withanolides?

Ashwagandha root extract powder (Withanolides) are a group of at least 300 naturally occurring steroids built on an ergostane skeleton. They appear as secondary metabolites primarily in genera of the Nightshade family, for example, in the tomatillo. Structurally, withanolides consist of a steroid backbone bound to a lactone or one of its derivatives; they are produced via oxidation of steroids.

Ashwagandha root extract powder (Withanolides) benefits

Reduce blood sugar levels

Ashwagandha Extract has been shown to lower blood sugar levels; it increased insulin secretion and improved insulin sensitivity in muscle cells.

Anti-cancer properties

Withanolids helps induce apoptosis, which is the programmed death of cancer cells.

Reduce cortisol levels

Cortisol is known as a “stress hormone” because your adrenal glands release it in response to stress, as well as when your blood sugar levels get too low. It may help reduce cortisol levels.

Reduce stress and anxiety

Withanolids is best known for reducing stress; it blocked the stress pathway in the brain by regulating chemical signaling in the nervous system. It can effectively reduce symptoms in people with stress and anxiety disorders as well.


Specification AvailableWithanolids 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5%, 3%, 4%, 5% by HPLC
Part of UsedRoot
AppearanceBrown Yellow Powder

Shelf Life

2 Years


Please store it in tightly sealed containers then place in cool and dry place, and away from moisture, light, oxygen.


  • Packed in paper-drums and two plastic-bags inside. N.W:25kgs .I.D.35×H51cm.
  • 1Kg/Bag, aluminum foil bag vacuum packing.
  • Sample, double sealed water plastic bags inside with the aluminum bag outside.

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