Last updated: 01 Oct Asparagus racemosus Willd. Kamble [1]. Asparagus racemosus is common throughout Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas.

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Last updated: 01 Oct Asparagus racemosus Willd. Kamble [1]. Asparagus racemosus is common throughout Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas. Its habitat is also common at low altitudes in shade and in tropical climates throughout Asia, Australia and Africa. Out of several species of Asparagus grown in India, A.

It is a woody climber growing up to m in height. This plant is a thorny, climbing shrub with woody stems. The leaves are reduced to minute scales and spines.

The fruits are globular, purplish black. The roots are succulent and tuberous which are tapering at both end. No documentation. Other miscellaneous compound includes essential fatty acids, vitamin A, diosgenin, quercetin 3-glucourbnides.

Roots tuber and leaves [1][2] [5]. In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, A. It can be used to minimize severity of menstruation as well help decrease inflammation in the reproductive organs of women. Though the usage is found most helpful for women, it also can be used, to some degree to do the same for the male reproductive system. Because of its natural diuretic properties, A.

These properties are thought to give A. Other noted uses in Ayurveda include being used as an antioxidant, an antitussive as well as an immunostimulant.

Other than that, A. Antimicrobial activity. The roots of A. The extract of A. The solutions were tested on Gram-negative organism: Escherichia coli , Shigella dysenteriae , Shigella sonnei , Shigella flexneri , Vibrio cholera , Salmonella typhii , Salmonella typhimurium , Pseudomonas putida and Gram-positive organism: Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis.

The antimicrobial activities of A. Diuretic study. The urine output of the rats at 24 hours was collected and measured. Antidepressant activity. Methanolic extract roots of A. The result of the study shows that, the rats administering methanol A. Antioxidant activity. Roots of A. The absorbance of the DPPH solution in methanol was measured at nm.

Apoptotic activity. Apoptosis of the H cell was determined by the Hoechst assay. The results of the Hoechst assay showed that, treatment of H cells with Lipofectamine caused extensive apoptosis compared to the control. However, pre-treatment of the cells with AR, Lipofectamine-induced apoptosis was significantly decreased with increasing concentration of AR The protective effect of AR against lipofectamine-induced apoptosis in this study can probably be attributed to the reduction in oxidative stress-induced toxicity imposed by its antioxidant activity.

Acute toxicity. Aqueous extract of A. After administration, the rats were observed continuously for the first 2 hours for neurobehavioural alterations and intermittently for 24 hours to find out neurological changes, autonomic responses and mortality. The toxicity study shows no behavioural, autonomic or central nervous system changes and no death occurred for any dose.

Clinical findings. Evaluation of the galactogogue action of the roots of A. While in the control group showed a percentage increase of only 9. Side effects. Methanolic extract of A. Dams exposed to A. The pups showed decrease in body weight and length, and delay in developments compared to the control group.

Therefore, A. Adverse reaction. Content Menu. Asparagus fern, native asparagus, wild asparagus, wild carrot [2] , asparagus [3]. Acchadi gaade, ammaikodi, bahusuta, bhhya, challagadda, catamulam, devnadni, dvipashatru, halavumakkala thayi gida, jayibem, madhura, mirutam, matacaranai, naaraayani, nagdore, nirunti, nittam, painajaperi, paranai, pichara, piritivu, sandavari, satabri, sataron, satavali, sedavari, tannir mitten, kizhangu, tucuppu, varivari, varunamuni, vishvasya, visva [3] , shatavari [3].

Ban kurilo, kopi, kurilo, pujutoro [2]. Chitawar, ne u sin, nye-shing, satmuli, shatawari [2].


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Asparagus racemosus A. The dried roots of the plant are used as drug. The roots are said to be tonic and diuretic and galactgogue, the drug has ulcer healing effect probably via strenthening the mucosal resistance or cytoprotection. It has also been identified as one of the drugs to control the symotoms of AIDS. However, no scintific proof justify aborementioned uses of root extract of A.


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