Asparagus Racemosus


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Asparagus Racemosus is known as  ‘Queen of Herbs’ in Indian traditional medicinal system. This herb is used to rejuvenate overall health and vitality in female and promote reproductive health for both male and female. It casually grows as a jungle plant in hilly areas of Northern India. Asparagus officinalis falls in the same family of Asparagus Racemosus but possess no such medicinal value and is used as vegetable. [1]

  • A. racemosus promotes health of reproductive organs by providing nourishment and maintaining hormonal balance.
  •  A. racemosus acts as a pain reliever and hot flashes controller in post menopausal syndrome (PMS) by producing estrogens.
  • It  is also recommended for females who have hysterectomy or oophorectomy surgery to makes up low estrogen levels. It is the most important estrogen hormone in female.
  • A. racemosus controls heavy bleeding during menstruation cycle.
  • A. racemosus increase breast milk production for lactating mothers.
  • A. racemosus enhance sexual desire (libido) and useful to treat infertility for both the gender.
  • A. racemosus has beneficial effect on immunity boosting and use to treat edema, inflammation, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and diabetes.
  • This herb is also useful for mental health improvement and used to treat anxiety, depression and dementia
  • A. racemosus is good for liver health and prevent hepatocarcinogenesis.
  • A. racemosus supports normal functioning of digestive system and traditionally used to treat indigestion and diarrhea. In addition, it significantly reduce both severity of ulceration and ulcer growth.
  • It has antibacterial effect on vast range of species, including Escherichia coli, Shegella sonnei, Shigella dysenteriae, Shigella flexneri, Salmonella typhi, Vibriocholerae, Pseudomonas pectida, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis.
  • Asparagus Racemosus contains wide range of valuable phytochemicals. It is an abundant source of antioxidant which reduce oxidative stress and control different degenerative diseases including liver cancer, diabetes, dementia etc.
  • It enhance the secretion of prolactin hormone and acts on lobuloaveolar tissue  to increase the weight of mammary gland. Both these mechanism assist in the increased milk yield.
  • A. racemosus potentiate intrinsic cytoprotective factor and prevent and treat gastric and duodenal ulcer.
  • A. racemosus increases estrogen-testosterone hormonal balance and promotes sexual behavior  for both the gender.[ 1,2, 3]

Take two tablespoonful of powdered A. racemosus root in a cup of milk (250 ml) for two times a day. The best result is obtained with a cup of saffron milk to treat PMS.

But it is important to mention that the appropriate dose of A. racemosus depends on user's age, health, and few other factors. To obtain a desirous effect one must consult with an expert to get proper direction. [1, 4]

Organic Asparagus Racemosus root is mostly available in whole or in powder form. Table and capsule forms are also available by few ayurvedic pharmaceuticals. [1, 3]

Combination of Convolvulus pluricaulis and A. racemosus attribute antioxidant, neuroprotective and cholinergic properties, which is useful to enhance memory and provide protection against dementia. 

Cardiac patients should not take A. racemosus as self medication as it may cause cardiac arrest.

This products should not be used during pregnancy as it can cause teratological disorders in fetuses and can also promote abortion by contracting uterine muscle.

It can enhance breast size, which may not be desirable for all. [1,3]

The dose recommendation for A. racemosus is based on the preclinical study data.  Shashi Alok et.al reviewed all the pharmacological explorations and published it explaining the preclinical data in 2013. [1,3]

  1. Ayurveda medicinal herb - Shatavari; Retrieve from: http://ayurveda-foryou.com/ayurveda_herb/shatavari.html

  2. Shashi Alok, Sanjay Kumar Jain, Amita Verma, Mayank Kumar, Alok Mahor,  Monika Sabharwal, Plant profile, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Asparagus racemosus(Shatavari): A review; Asian Pac J Trop Dis. 2013 Jun; 3(3): 242–251.; doi:  10.1016/S2222-1808(13)60049-3

  3. ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS; Retrieve from: https://examine.com/supplements/asparagus-racemosus/

  4. ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS; WebMD; Retrieve from:  http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1167-asparagus%20racemosus.aspxactiveingredientid=1167&activeingredientname=asparagus%20racemosus

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