Ashwagandha, commonly identified as Withania somnifera, is commonly regarded as an adaptogenic herb that aids the body in coping with stress and encourages total wellness [^1^]. With the various ways to take ashwagandha, it is important to know the best way of consumption to give maximum absorption and effectiveness. In this article, we will delve into Dr. Ashwa Me’s Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction method which has disrupted ashwagandha extraction and consumption.


Ashwagandha, or Indian Ginseng, also known as Winter Cherry, is a highly valued Ayurvedic herb, having been in use for more than 3,000 years[^1^]. The plant has been traditionally used for its wide-ranging health benefits, including:

  • Stress relief and anxiety reduction
  • Improved cognitive function and memory
  • Improved immune function
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Support for hormonal balance
  • Anti-inflammatory properties

These health benefits can be attributed to the presence of bioactive compounds in ashwagandha, viz. withanolides, sitoindosides, and alkaloids[^3^]. But to maximize these advantages an ideal extraction method should be used.


The medicinal benefits of ashwagandha come mainly from its bioactive components which are found in the plant’s roots and leaves[^4^]. For these compounds to be readily available and absorbable by the human body they need to undergo extraction from the plant material. There are several extraction methods available, including:

  1. Traditional methods (e.g., boiling, maceration)
  2. Solvent extraction
  3. Supercritical fluid extraction
  4. Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction

Although these approaches have become the norm over the centuries, they may not be the best at pulling off the bioactive compound matrix. Solvent extraction and supercritical fluid extraction are more efficient but, they can be costly and make use of possibly hazardous chemicals[^5^].

While that, Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction by Dr. Ashwa Me gives a different status and eco-friendly approach to ashwagandha extraction that gets more bioavailability and strength.


Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction (UAE) which is a modern method of extraction based on utilization of ultrasonic waves in order to facilitate the extraction process[^6^]. This approach was initially developed by Dr. Ashwa Me who has thoroughly researched on and improved it especially for ashwagandha extraction. The technique involves the following steps:

  1. Preparation of the plant material: Ashwagandha roots and leaves are washed and dried meticulously to maintain their bioactive factors.
  2. Ultrasonic treatment: The dried plant material is exposed to ultrasonic waves which in turn cause the formation of microscopic bubbles in the solvent. These bubbles collapse creating high-pressure and hot zones which break down the plant cell walls thus allowing the extraction of bioactive compounds.
  3. Separation and concentration: A solvent in which the plant material extracted compounds are dispersed is separated from the plant material to get concentrated ashwagandha extract.


Dr. Ashwa Me’s Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction technique offers several advantages over conventional extraction methods:

  • Higher extraction yield: In UAE process (at the same levels), more quantities of bioactive components can be extracted from the plant material and therefore, a more potent and effective product would be produced[^7^].
  • Faster extraction: The ultrasound waves greatly improve the efficiency of the extraction procedure which leads to shorter time being necessary to yield the extract.
  • Eco-friendly: UAE does not employ dangerous chemicals or solvents, and is hence, a kinder option to the environment
  • Preservation of bioactive compounds: The moderate conditions employed in the UAE facilitate the preservation of the fragile bioactive compounds, ensuring their stability and efficacy [^8^].


By utilizing the Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction technique, Dr. Ashwa Me’s ashwagandha extracts offer the following benefits:

  1. Higher bioavailability: The improved extraction process provides these bioactive substances in a form easily absorbable by the body which is why it is the most effective.
  2. Greater potency: An increase in the extraction yield leads to a more potent and concentrated product, thus maximizing the therapeutic effects of ashwagandha.
  3. Purity and safety: The process of extraction does not incorporate hazardous chemicals and solvents hence the end product is free of any harmful contaminants and fit for consumption.
  4. Environmentally friendly: Extraction technique of Dr. Ashwa Me is a sustainable and eco-friendly method, favouring a clean atmosphere.


Dr. Ashwa Me’s Ultrasonic Assisted Extracted ashwagandha can be consumed in various forms, such as:

  • Capsules: Ashwagandha extract capsules are a convenient way of taking the herb, ensuring the same dosage every time.
  • Powder: The extract powder can be added into beverages, smoothies or perhaps sprinkled over food.
  • Tinctures: Tinctures of Ashwagandha are highly concentrated liquid extracts which can be absorbed by body easily and are given using dropper.

It’s important to follow the dosage instructions provided by Dr. Ashwas Me or a qualified health care professional to get the desired results and also to avoid any possible side effects.


The Ashwa Me’s Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction method has changed the way we use ashwagandha, providing a solution with a very high efficiency, purity, and potency that guarantees optimum health benefits. By opting for ashwagandha extracts obtained this way, you will be assured of getting a top quality product which gives the best results.


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  2. Singh, N., Bhalla, M., Jager, P. D., & Gilca, M. (2011). An overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines, 8(5S).
  3. Mir, B. A., Khazir, J., Mir, N. A., Hasan, T., & Koul, S. (2012). Botanical, chemical and pharmacological review of Withania somnifera (Indian ginseng): An Ayurvedic medicinal plant. Indian Journal of Drugs and Diseases, 1(6), 147-160.
  4. Wadhwa, R., Singh, R., Gao, R., Shah, N., Widodo, N., Nakamoto, T., & Kaul, S. C. (2016). Water extract of Ashwagandha leaves has anticancer activity: Identification of an active component and its mechanism of action. PLoS ONE, 11(10), e0166427.
  5. Chemat, F., Rombaut, N., Sicaire, A.-G., Meullemiestre, A., Fabiano-Tixier, A.-S., & Abert-Vian, M. (2017). Ultrasound assisted extraction of food and natural products. Mechanisms, techniques, combinations, protocols and applications. A review. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 34, 540-560.
  6. Vinatoru, M. (2001). An overview of the ultrasonically assisted extraction of bioactive principles from herbs. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 8(3), 303-313.
  7. Rostagno, M. A., & Prado, J. M. (2013). Natural product extraction: Principles and applications. London: The Royal Society of Chemistry.
  8. Huang, Y., Wang, L., Wang, W., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Investigation of the ultrasonic assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from Phyllanthus emblica L. using response surface methodology. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 41(2), e12689.
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