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Comprehensive Review of Satawar (Asparagus Racemosus)

K.M. Hina Fatima, Mariyam Roqaiya, Nazia Usmoni, Rayeesa Umrani


Asparagus racemosus Willd belongs to the family Asparagaceae, commonly known as Satavari. This Asparagus genus has around 300 species cultivated in the world, mainly grow in shade and tropical climates at low altitudes throughout the India, Asia, Australia and Africa and it is an indigenous monocot medicinal plant of India. Asparagus racemosus root extracts (AR) have possess a variety of pharmacological and therapeutic properties like Antioxidant, galactagogue, antiulcer, rejuvenative, phytoestrogenic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, carminative, stomachic, energetic, antiseptic, adaptogenic, anxiolytic, antidepressive, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, analgesic, cardioprotective chemopreventive, cerebroprotective, anti-HIV, antilithiatic. antioxidant, antimicrobial, antipyretic effects of the phytochemical constituents in them. Steroidal saponins shatavarins the major bioactive components in A. racemosus, are receiving attention because of their role as immunomodulant, galactogauge, adaptogen, antitussive, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, and antidiarrheal, ultimately improve the quality of life. Ayurveda recommended it is for prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers, dyspepsia and as a galactagogue. Studies based pharmacological reviews of Asparagus are elucidating here but need further study and trials.

Keywords: Asparagus, Satavari, Shatavarins, pharmacological review, quality of life.

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K.M. Hina Fatima, Mariyam Roqaiya, Nazia Usmoni, Rayeesa Umrani. Comprehensive Review of Satawar (Asparagus Racemosus): A Review. Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy

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