Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Satavari - Asparagus recemosus

Satavari - Asparagus recemosus

Properties of Satavari

Botanical name Asparagus recemosus Wild.
Family Liliaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Satavari, Abhiru, Sahasravirya,
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Madhura, Tikta
Guna Guru, Snigda
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Wild asparagus
Hindi Satavar, Satamuli
Malayalam Satavari

Description of the Plant

A thorny, climbing undershrub with woody stems. Young stems are very delicate, brittle and smooth, leaves are reduced to minute scales and spines. Curved cladodes replaces the leaves. Flowers are white fragrant, in simple or branched recemes. Fruits are globular, or vaguely 3 lobbed, pulpy berries, purplish black when ripe, seeds with hard and brittle testa. Roots are succulent and tuberous, from 30 cm to 1 m in length, smooth and tapering at both ends.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, leukorrhoea, stomach ache, diarrhea, inflammation, burning sensation, excessive perspiration, nervous debility, cough, bronchitis and skin diseases. Stimulate mammary gland secretion.

Useful parts of the herb

Root

Satavari - Asparagus recemosus

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