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Asparagus racemosus - Satavari, Shatavari

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Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari)

Asparagus racemosus is a species of asparagus common throughout Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas. It grows one to two metres tall and prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils high up in piedmont plains, at 1,300–1,400 metres elevation.

Uses

Gastric ulcers , Dyspepsia, Galactogogue, Intrinsic haemorrhage, Diarrhoea, Piles, Hoarseness of voice, Cough, Arthritis, Poisoning.

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots.

Chemical composition

The major bioactive constituents of asparagus are a group of steroidal saponins. This plant also contains vitamins A, B 1 , B 2 , C, E, Mg, P, Ca, Fe, and folic acid. Other primary chemical constituents of Asparagus are essential oils, asparagine, arginine, tyrosine, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, and rutin), resin, and tannin. acid[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Halavu makkala taayi beru
Hindi Shatamuli
Malayalam Sathavari
Tamil Tannir-vittan
Telugu Abiruvu, Cella
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Satamuli, Satavari
English Buttermilk root, Climbing asparagus, Water root, Wild asparagus, Wild carrot


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

An armed vine

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
simple linear Leaf Apices is Acuminate Leaf arrangement is Alternate distichous and Leaf Margins are Entire

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
clustered racemes 2-4cm long white floers are in fragrant. Flowering from June-October

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
loose spiral A berry, globose, red when ripe. Seeds 3-6, globose or angled Fruting from October onwards seeds are yellow to brow.n in colour Seeds 3-6 {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, root division.

How to plant/cultivate

Easily grown in any good garden soil. Prefers a rich sandy loam[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Forests, Thickets, Moisty soil area, Himalayas, Eastwards from Kashmir.

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