Botanical name : Asparagus recemosus Wild.
Family : Liliaceae
Satavari, Abhiru, Sahasravirya,
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild asparagus
Hindi : Satavar, Satamuli
Malayalam : Satavari
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.
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 part : Root