Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

Botanical Name : Withania Somnifera

Common Name : Ashwagandha

Plant Part Used : Whole Plant or Roots

Composition: 2.5% ,5% , 8% Withanolides and withanolide glycosides By HPLC USP Method

Description / Appearance : A brown color to light brown color powder with characteristic odour and slightly bitter taste
Identification : By TLC
Loss on Drying : NMT 5.0%
pH of 1% w/v solution in water : 5.0 to 7.0
Ash content : NMT 10.0% w/w
Withanolides and withanolide glycosides (By HPLC USP) : NLT 2.5% ,5.0% ,8.0% w/w
Heavy metals : NMT 20 ppm

Microbiology Tests

a) Total Aerobic Microbial Count : NMT 5000 cfu/gm
b) Yeast & Mould : NMT 100 cfu/gm
c) Salmonella : Absent in 1 gram
d) Escherichia coli : Absent in 1 gram
e) Staphylococcus aureus : Absent in 1 gram