Lowering Glutamate | Ashwagandha

Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera)– Protects against glutamate.  Though most commonly known for aiding in adrenal fatigue, this mild herb is protective against glutamate.  We've been able to source it here and most commonly add it to our teas. Water extract from the leaves of Withania somnifera protect RA differentiated C6 and IMR-32 cells against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. “ASH-WEX pre-treatment inhibited glutamate-induced cell death and was able to revert glutamate-induced changes in HSP70 to a large extent. Furthermore, the analysis on the neuronal plasticity marker NCAM (Neural cell adhesion molecule) and its polysialylated form, PSA-NCAM revealed that ASH-WEX has therapeutic potential for prevention [...]