Shatavari Plant Seeds - Asparagus racemosus - Satavar, or Shatamull - Medical Herb !
Medicinal Uses :
Root : Refrigerant, demulcent, diuretic, aphrodisiac, anti-diuretic, anti-dysenteric and galactagogue.
Asparagus racemosus (Satavar, Shatavari, or Shatamull) is a species of asparagus common throughout 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 1,300â1,400 metres elevation). It was botanically described in 1799. Due to its multiple uses, the demand for Asparagus racemosus is constantly on the rise. Due to destructive harvesting, combined with habitat destruction, and deforestation, the plant is now considered endangeredâ¢ in its natural habitat.Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is recommended in Ayurvedic texts for the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers, dyspepsia and as a galactogogue. A. racemosus has also been used by some Ayurvedic practitioners for nervous disorders.Shatawari has different names in the different Indian languages, such as Shatuli, Vrishya and other terms. In Nepal it is called Kurilo. The name Shatawari means Ã¢â¬Åcurer of a hundred diseasesÂ (shat: hundred vari: curerÂ).
Growing Shatavari is barely acid (pH 6-6.7) Note: if your climate is too cold for overwintering, the rhizomes may be lifted, stored in the root cellar, and replanted the following spring. Harvest is in the second year and ongoing. The tubers are washed, parboiled, the outer skin removed, and the tuber dried in the sun. The tubers may then be ground to a powder and taken in the usual Ayurvedic manner, as a powder placed on the tongue and washed down with water, milk or juice. Otherwise, they may be made into tea, encapsulated or made into a tincture at 1:4 50% alcohol and 50% water. The herb contains sarsapogenin and glycosides.
Asparagus racemosus is an important plant in traditional medicine in tropical and subtropical India. Its medicinal usage has been reported in the Indian and British Pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha.
The roots are used in Ayurvedic medicine, following a regimen of processing and drying. It is generally used as a uterine tonic, as a galactogogue (to improve breast milk), in hyperacidity, and as a general health tonic.
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