Asparagus racemosus--an update.
RK Goyal, J Singh, Harbans Lal
Pt. B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is recommended in Ayurvedic texts for prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers, dyspepsia and as a galactogogue. A. racemosus has also been used successfully by some Ayurvedic practitioners for nervous disorders, inflammation, liver diseases and certain infectious diseases. However, no scientific proof justifying aforementioned uses of root extract of A. racemosus is available so far. Recently few reports are available demonstrating beneficial effects of alcoholic and water extracts of the root of A. racemosus in some clinical conditions and experimentally induced diseases, e.g. galactogogue effect, antihepatotoxic and immunomodulatory activities. The present article includes the detailed exploration of pharmacological properties of the root extract of A. racemosus reported so far.
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Goyal R K, Singh J, Lal H. Asparagus racemosus--an update. Indian J Med Sci 2003;57:408-14
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Goyal R K, Singh J, Lal H. Asparagus racemosus--an update. Indian J Med Sci [serial online] 2003 [cited 2013 May 24 ];57:408-14
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