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Vol. 8, Issue 10 (2019)

Effect of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root powder supplementation on the production performance in broilers: A review

Author(s):
Jyotsana, Pradeep Kumar and RS Berwal
Abstract:
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a well-known herb possessing several health benefits. Steroidal alkaloids and lactones are the main active constituents of the plant. It consists of following properties viz. adaptogenic, antidepressant, liver-tonic, antioxidant, immune modulator, immuneadjuvant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-metastatic. Supplementation of Ashwagandha in diet of poultry birds improves feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, hematological profile, immunological status, neuro-protective, rejuvenate muscles, lipid profile, gut microflora and intestinal morphometry. The effect of birds fed ration supplemented with Ashwagandha at different levels gradually improved feed intake, body weight, feed efficiency and nutrient metabolizability
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How to cite this article:
Jyotsana, Pradeep Kumar, RS Berwal. Effect of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root powder supplementation on the production performance in broilers: A review. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(10):82-85.

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