COMMON NAME: Shatavari
OTHER NAME: Wild asparagus, Satamuli, Satavar.
BOTANICAL NAME: Asparagus racemosus Willd.
PLANT FAMILY: Liliaceae
OVERVIEW: Shatavari Root is an indigenous medicinal plant used in Siddha and Homoeopathy medicines.
INTRODUCTION: Shatavari Root has been used for centuries in Ayurveda as an aid for the reproductive system, particularly for females. Shatavari Root is a plant with a woody stem that sends runners out, has needle like leaves, with small white flowers and having one hundred roots. Scandant, much branched spinous undershrub with tuberous, short root stock bearing numerous fusiform tuberous roots.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Its principal constituents include saponins, sitosterol and stigmasterol with their glucosides, alkaloids, proteins and tannins. The plant contains the triterpene saponins called shatavarin I-IV. The ingredients in the shatavari plant include steroidal saponins, isoflavones, asparagamine A and polysaccharides.
PARTS USED: Dried Root.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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