Active Ingredient :
Saponins 20%, Saponins 30% & Saponins 40%. Common Name :
Shatavari, Wild Asparagus Chemical Constituents and Components :
Main chemical components are saponins, viz. Shatavarin I to IV, asparagosides, sarsasapogenin, asparagamine, racemosol, mucilage and starch. Action :
Saponins: 1. It increases the secretion of prolactin and ACTH thus helps in lactation. 2. It acts as immunomodulator against induced sepsis and peritonitis. 3. It exhibits antioxytocic activity as it blocks the spontaneous uterine motility. 4. It reveals anticancer activity against human epidermoid carcinoma of nasopharynx. 5. It is effective in preventing formation of duodenal ulcer and diminishing the ulcer index in gastric lesions.Curing Diseases :
1. It is cooling, aphrodisiac and adaptogenic.
2. It is useful in ammenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menopause and pelvic inflammatory disease.
3. It also supports deeper tissue and builds blood in the body.
4. It is useful in burning sensation, inflammations and hyperdipsia.
5. It is used in ophthalmopathy, nephropathy and hepatopathy.Research Information :
The powdered dried root of Asparagus racemosus
(Shatavari) is used for dyspepsia and to increase milk secretion in a lactating woman. It increases the prolactin level in lactating woman. (Ref. Dalvi SS, Nadkarni PM, Gupta KC, Effect of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) on gastric emptying time in normal healthy volunteers, JPGM, 1990, 36/2, PP: 91-94)Possible Combinations :
Asparagus racemosus + gymenma sylestre + pterocarpus marsupium + glycyrrhiza glabra + syzgium cumini + momordica charantia (antidiabetic)