ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS

OTHER NAME(S):

Aheruballi, Asparagus, Asparagus Root, Asperge des Indes, Asperge Indienne, Asperge Sauvage, Asperges Racemosus, Chatavali, Espárrago Racemosus, Espárragos Racemosus, Indian Asparagus, Inli-chedi, Kairuwa, Majjigegadde, Narbodh, Norkanto, Philli-gaddalu, Satavari, Satawar, Satawari, Satmooli, Satmuli, Shatamuli, Shatavari, Shatmuli, Shimaishadavari, Sitawari, Toala-gaddalu, Wild Asparagus.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Asparagus racemosus is a plant used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda). The root is used to make medicine.

Don’t confuse asparagus racemosus with Asparagus officinalis, which is the type of asparagus that is commonly eaten as a vegetable.

People use asparagus racemosus for upset stomach (dyspepsia), constipation, stomach spasms, and stomach ulcers. It is also used for fluid retention, pain, anxiety, cancer, diarrhea, bronchitis, tuberculosis, dementia, and diabetes.

Some people use it to ease alcohol withdrawal.

Women use asparagus racemosus for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and uterine bleeding; and to start breast milk production.

Asparagus racemosus is also used to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).

How does it work?

There is not enough information available about asparagus racemosus to know how it might work for any medical use. There is some scientific research in test tubes and in animals suggesting that asparagus racemosus has antioxidant and antibacterial effects, and might improve the immune system. There is interest in using asparagus racemosus for diabetes, since some test tube research shows that asparagus racemosus can stimulate insulin secretion.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of asparagus racemosus for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There is not enough information available to know if asparagus racemosus is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of asparagus racemosus during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • Lithium interacts with ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS

    Asparagus racemosus might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking asparagus racemosus might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of asparagus racemosus depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for asparagus racemosus. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Bhatnagar M, Sisodia SS, Bhatnagar R. Antiulcer and antioxidant activity of Asparagus racemosus Willd and Withania somnifera Dunal in rats. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2005;1056:261-78. View abstract.
  • Bopana N, Saxena S. Asparagus racemosus--ethnopharmacological evaluation and conservation needs. J Ethnopharmacol 2007;110:1-15. View abstract.
  • Gautam M, Diwanay S, Gairola S, et al. Immunoadjuvant potential of Asparagus racemosus aqueous extract in experimental system. J Ethnopharmacol 2004;91:251-5. View abstract.
  • Hannan JM, Marenah L, Ali L, et al. Insulin secretory actions of extracts of Asparagus racemosus root in perfused pancreas, isolated islets and clonal pancreatic beta-cells. J Endocrinol 2007;192:159-68. View abstract.
  • Kamat JP, Boloor KK, Devasagayam TP, Venkatachalam SR. Antioxidant properties of Asparagus racemosus against damage induced by gamma-radiation in rat liver mitochondria. J Ethnopharmacol 2000;71:425-35. View abstract.
  • Mandal D, Banerjee S, Mondal NB, et al. Steroidal saponins from the fruits of Asparagus racemosus. Phytochemistry 2006;67:1316-21. View abstract.
  • Mandal SC, Kumar C K A, Mohana Lakshmi S, et al. Antitussive effect of Asparagus racemosus root against sulfur dioxide-induced cough in mice. Fitoterapia 2000;71:686-9.
  • Parihar MS, Hemnani T. Experimental excitotoxicity provokes oxidative damage in mice brain and attenuation by extract of Asparagus racemosus. J Neural Transm 2004;111:1-12. View abstract.
  • Saxena VK, Chourasia S. A new isoflavone from the roots of Asparagus racemosus. Fitoterapia 2001;72:307-9. View abstract.
  • Venkatesan N, Thiyagarajan V, Narayanan S, et al. Anti-diarrhoeal potential of Asparagus racemosus wild root extracts in laboratory animals. J Pharm Pharm Sci 2005;8:39-46. View abstract.

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