Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Asparagus recemosus


Botanical name : Asparagus recemosus Wild.
Family : Liliaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Satavari, Abhiru, Sahasravirya,

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Tikta
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild asparagus
Hindi : Satavar, Satamuli
Malayalam : Satavari

PLANT DESCRIPTION
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
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

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