Potentiation of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) by Using Mid-infrared Ray: A Novel Approach

Umakanthan T. *

Veterinary Hospital, Gokulam Annadhanam Temple Complex, Plot no.: 1684, Meenavilakku-Meenakshipuram Road, Anaikaraipatty Post, Bodinayakanur Taluk, Theni Dt, Tamil Nadu – 625582, India.

Madhu Mathi

Veterinary Hospital, Vadakupudhu Palayam, Erode Dt, Tamil Nadu – 638152, India.

Umadevi U.

Department of Botany, The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam College for Women, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar (Dt), Tamil Nadu – 626 123, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


In allopathic medicine, additives and synergistic can somewhat increase a drug's potency, but doing so also raises its cost and sensitivity. In the ancient medicine system, potentiation technology is described elaborately but during the course of time, it has been lost. We invented a 2-6µm water-based mid-IR generating atomizer named MIRGA. Depending on the applied plunger pressure, MIRGA’s every spraying is designed to generate 2-6 µm mid-IR. In the Ayurvedic medical system, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a widely used herb in folk medicine for treating a variety of ailments. Using MIRGA, an immediate external spraying distance of 0.25–0.50 meter was applied to the packaged (polyethene, paper) ashwagandha powder. This resulted in ashwagandha potentiation for a minimal 27%. The MIRGA is cost-effective, guaranteeing resource savings in addition to rising health benefits. The numerous advantages offered by this technology have been substantiated through a series of experiments and various instruments, which will be elaborated upon in this discourse.

Keywords: MIRGA, 2-6µm mid-IR, ashwagandha, potentiation, dose, health issues, reduction

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Umakanthan T., Mathi , M., & Umadevi U. (2023). Potentiation of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) by Using Mid-infrared Ray: A Novel Approach. European Journal of Medicinal Plants, 34(11), 56–70. https://doi.org/10.9734/ejmp/2023/v34i111170


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