Asst. Prof. Dr Abhijeet Shirkande M.D. (Ayu),DYA, M.A. (Sanskrita) and Asst. Prof. Dr Ankita Shirkande M.D. (Ayu), PhD (Scholar)

Asparagus racemosus
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS: Indivari, Bahusuta, Madabhanjani, Shatamuli, Shatvirya, Sukshmapatra, Atirasa.
PLANT PART USED: Tuberous Roots, Leaves, flowers and fruits

Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) having a place in the family Liliaceae is a medication understood since ages. It is viewed as the ruler of herbs. Shatavari isn't just a powerful medication but on the other hand is utilized as a vegetable in numerous part of the world. Asparagus racemosus is an endemic medicative plant of the Liliaceae and significant for its sapogenin content the antecedent of the numerous pharmacologically dynamic steroids. Ayurveda people routinely use this drug by many aspects. The Shatavari is referenced since the season of Puranas. There is referencing in Agnipurana with respect to the Rakshogahna property and utilized in Homas (ceremonies). In Parashara Grhyasutra Shatavari is cited with regards to Mulavidhi. It is likewise referenced in Atharva Parishishta and by Panini. Taittariya Arnyaka portrays a herb shatamula which is accepted to be Shatavari. In the Samhitha time frame an itemized depiction of the medication as far as its helpful properties and its broad use in the treatment of Streeroga (gynecology), Vrana (careful injuries), Raktapitta (drain) Mutrakruchra (urinary disarranges), Vajeekarana(aphrodisiac), Rasayana(immune stimulant) and so forth, are accessible. Asparagus racemosus is an indigenous therapeutic plant of the family is significant for its sapogenin content, the forerunner of numerous pharmacologically dynamic steroids. This species happens to grow broadly all through the tropical and subtropical locales. A few creators have demonstrated that the species from various territories regularly vary in their compound constituents and substance. In Asparagus racemosus during summer, rhizomes and tuberous roots are unnoticeable and flying segment bites the dust which is the lethargic stage.

Rasa (Taste): Madhura (Sweet), Tikta (Bitter)
Guna (Qualities) : Guru (Heavy), Snigdha (Unctuous)
Virya (Potency): Śita (cold)
Vipäka (After digestion taste): Madhura (Sweet)
Doşakarma (Action On Dosha): Vatapittashamaka (Pacify Vata and Pitta)

Properties and action

Karma : Sukrajanana-vrushya (Aphrodisiac), Balya-rasayana (Rejuvenation),Garbh Poshak ( Give nourishment to foetus and Uterus), Stanyajanana (Increase quality and quantity of lactation) Pittashamaka (helps in Pitta disorders), shulahara (Pacify abdominal pain due to Pitta), Grahai (Anti-Diarrhea), Hridya-raktapittasamaka ( useful in Coronary Heart disease), Raktabharahrasaka (Anti-Hypertensive),Mutrala (diuretic). Medhya-nadibalya (Give strengthening to neurons).


Sukrakṣaya (Oligospermia), Garbhasrāva (Abortion), Pradara-rakta shweta pradara (lecorrhea), Stanyakşaya (hypogalactia), Mutrakrichra (dysuria), Daurbalya-dhätukşaya, Kşhayaroga, Drustimandya, Amlapitta (Hyperacidity), Grahani (IBS),Arsha (Haemorrhoides), Vatavadhi, Siroroga, Apasmara (Epilepsy).

Therapeutic uses

The medication Shatavari is elective, hostile to diarrhea, anti-dysenteric, against uncontrollable, love potion, astringent, cardiovascular, tonic, carminative, demulcent, diuretic, galactogogue; nerve tonic, nutritive, ophthalmic, reinforcing and tonic. It is additionally utilized in blood maladies, pneumonic grievances, ailment, sparse pee and original shortcoming. The roots are likewise used for sedated oils, utilized for apprehensive and rheumatic issue. The alcoholic concentrate and portions of tuberous foundations of medication have indicated huge oxytocic action. The medication Shatavari has properties of love potion, demulcent, diuretic, galactagogue, nutritive, refrigerant, clean, hostile to diarrhea and against dysenteric. It is my utilized in utilization (kşaya), looseness of the bowels (atisara), blood diarrhea (rakta amatisära), epilepsy (apasmara), haemophilic scatters and swelling (sotha). The roots are valuable in leucorrhoea; the cooked in milk which is given to female patients or powder of root is used. The underlying foundations of medication are misused for use in a few arrangements having a place with gathering of old style details. Elädya modaka, Gudücyâdi modaka, Brhanmañjisthadi kvatha , Trayodaśanga guggulu, Elãdi ghrta, Amrtaprasa ghsta, Narasirmha curna, Anu taila, Candrakalā taila, Laksmi vilasa rasa, Satavari guda, Marma gutika, Prabhanjana vimardana rasa, Navaratna rājamrgänka rasa,Vasa ghrta, Khandakadya leha, Satāvaryādi ghrta, Satavari mandúram, Satavari päkam, Vişnu taila, Satamulyadi louha, Satavari panaka, Phala ghrta and different other restorative arrangements consolidated in setting of the administration of various sicknesses early traditional writings of medication which perceives Satavari as a profitable, major and exceptionally powerful medication of old medicinal framework. It’s inhibitor action, hostile to abortifacient movement (Shatvarin 1), Antioxytoxic (Shatavarin4), convulsive to female interior regenerative organ, indication, hypertensive action, prescription action, antiviral action, anticancer and Antidysenteric action. This species is widely grown all through the tropical and climatic zone locales. The racemosides glucoside substance of Asparagus racemosus roots modified the structures of the 2 noteworthy saponins of this plant. Shatavarins I, 10 and 1V, seven more affirmation was given by the detachment of a substitution minar interior discharge glucoside from the Asparagus racemosus roots Shatavarin V, about six and the showing that this glucoside in truth had the structure prior mistakenly allocated to Shatavarin 1V separation and structure explanation of the inward emission saponins segregated from the establishment of this plant.

Parts used : Roots.

Dose: Juice 10-20 ml., Decoction 50-100 ml., Powder 3-6 gm.

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