Scope of Indian Herbal exporters in International Market
Aswagandha is a very potent ayurvedic medicine. It has been widely used by the ayurvedic ancestors in single or in a compound formulation also. Gingseng is a very popular herb. It is having immunomodulatory, aphrodisiac like effect which are very similar to the actions of Aswagandha. Researchers found that in comparison with different actions Aswagandha is superior to Gingseng.
But due to gingseng’s popularity and commercial branding it became more expensive than aswagandha. Whereas aswagandha is more abundantly available drug in Indian market and even more safe in comparison to Gingseng.
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In this study the comparative data of aswagandha and gingseng has been published based on various scientific report. This will surely aware the researchers and the marketer to draw their interest in aswagandha and will make its cultivation in a more rational way to boost up the medicinal plant supply market of India in international market.
Aswagandha vs Gingseng: Safety perspective
Contraindicated with pregnant woman in Europe and USA
Strictly contraindicated with pregnant woman
Aswagandha vs Ginseng: Therapeutic efficacy
1) 57% increase in sperm motility
1) 30 % increase in sperm motility
2) 167% increase in sperm count ((D. Langade et al.,2013)
2) 58% increase in sperm count
(Lee HY et al., 1988).
Aswagandha vs Ginseng: Market value
Market Consumption (Yearly)
7000 tons from India
44,749 tons from China
$20-$30/ per pound
$450-$650/ per pound
The above study report found superiority of aswangandha over gingseng in every aspect.
In a nutshell Aswagandha is more safe, therapeutically active, convenient in dosage form and reasonable in price in comparison with gingseng.
Medicinal plant trader and government should take necessary steps to grab the opportunity.
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