AsparagusRacemosus:Shatavari(H/S);Hundred Root (E)
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. 
- A. racemosus promotes health of reproductive organs by providing nourishment and maintaining
- 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.
racemosus controls heavy
racemosus increase breast milk
production for lactating mothers.
racemosus enhance sexual
desire (libido) and useful to treat infertility for both the gender.
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
racemosus is good
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.
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
- A. racemosus potentiate intrinsic cytoprotective factor and prevent and treat gastric and
- 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]
USE IT IN
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
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]
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
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]