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SRP. 2019; 10(1): 87-89

Asparagus Racemosus - A Review

Kalaivani Selvaraj, Girija Sivakumar, Vishnu Priya Veeraraghavan, Vijaya S Dandannavar, Geetha Royapuram Veeraraghavan, Gayathri Rengasamy.


Asparagus racemosus (A. racemosus) commonly known as Shatavari or
satavar belongs to family of Liliaceae. It is grown in tropical areas of India,
Sri Lanka and Himalayas. Shatavari crop generally shows resistance to
pest and insects and unaffected with diseases. The crop grows well in
tropical and hot climate. Well drained fertile black soil is most preferred
for the cultivation of crop. The dried root extracts of the plant are used
as drug. The root extracts are proved for to possess pharmacological
efficacies such as antioxidant potential, antimicrobial property, anti-tumor
potential, hepatoprotective role and antidiabetic activity. The present
article explores the therapeutic properties of A. racemosus root which
are reported so far.

Key words: Asparagus racemosus, Shatavari, root extract, hepatoprotective role, antimicrobial property.

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