July 28, 2016

Asparagus Racemosus

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What other names is Asparagus Racemosus known by?

Aheruballi, Asparagus, Asparagus Root, Asperge des Indes, Asperge Indienne, Asperge Sauvage, Asperges Racemosus, Chatavali, Espárrago Racemosus, Espárragos Racemosus, Indian Asparagus, Inli-chedi, Kairuwa, Majjigegadde, Narbodh, Norkanto, Philli-gaddalu, Satavari, Satawar, Satawari, Satmooli, Satmuli, Shatamuli, Shatavari, Shatmuli, Shimaishadavari, Sitawari, Toala-gaddalu, Wild Asparagus.

What is Asparagus Racemosus?

Asparagus racemosus is a plant used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda). The root is used to make medicine.

Don't confuse asparagus racemosus with Asparagus officinalis, which is the type of asparagus that is commonly eaten as a vegetable.

People use asparagus racemosus for upset stomach (dyspepsia), constipation, stomach spasms, and stomach ulcers. It is also used for fluid retention, pain, anxiety, cancer, diarrhea, bronchitis, tuberculosis, dementia, and diabetes.

Some people use it to ease alcohol withdrawal.

Women use asparagus racemosus for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and uterine bleeding; and to start breast milk production.

Asparagus racemosus is also used to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Pain.
  • Anxiety.
  • Stomach spasms.
  • Uterine bleeding.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Upset stomach.
  • Stomach ulcers.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Dementia.
  • Easing alcohol withdrawal.
  • Starting breast milk production.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of asparagus racemosus for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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