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ashwagandhaadvantage.com 5 T he American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® (AHP) develops standards of identity, purity and analysis for botanicals, as well as critically reviewing traditional and scientific data regarding their efficacy and safety. This information is then disseminated in AHP monographs on individual herbs, which serve as a primary reference for academicians, health care providers, manufacturers and regulators. Reprinted with permission, this monograph details how the use of the root of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Ayurvedic medicine dates back thousands of years, with many indications of its potential as a powerful therapeutic. W hen purchasing botanical ingredients, it's critical to be aware of issues around sourcing, quality control, testing protocols and more. In many cases, this means using publicly available and reviewed monographs that have been developed by expert organizations. Monographs on Withania somnifera, made available from the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and American Botanical Council, provide insight for ingredient buyers on key issues around this adaptogenic botanical. AHP Compendium: Ashwagandha Root (Withania somnifera) – Analytical, Quality Control and Therapeutic Monograph Ashwagandha Monographs Provide Quality Control (QC) Guidance

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