One of the interesting properties of ashwagandha is its hepatoprotective effect, the ability to protect liver cells from harmful and poisonous substances. The vitanosides in ashwaganda have a detoxifying effect and protect the liver against the negative effects of heavy metals.
Can anyone use ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is considered a plant that is safe for the body. However, in some cases it is worth being especially careful, and even completely giving up eating it. Pregnant women should not use ashwagandha under any circumstances, because if consumed excessively, it may even lead to miscarriage.
People taking various medications should exercise particular caution. The use of herbs and medicinal plants should then be consulted with a doctor or other specialist to exclude the risk of interactions of the drug with plant substances hazardous to health. This is especially true of people undergoing treatment with sedatives, hypnotics, antiepileptics and people using anesthetics.