Asparagus Racemosus WILLD.
Botanical Name: Asparagus racemosus Willd..
Species: A. racemosus
Synonyms: Asparagus rigidulus Nakai; Protasparagus racemosus
English name: Wild asparagus
Nepali name: Kurilo
Sanskrit name: Shatamuli
Trade name: Asparagus
Habit: A tall, much branched climbing shrub with spiny stem
Flowering period: June-August
Parts used: Tubers
Habitat/distribution: Open shrubberies, forest between 165 to 2200 meter altitudes in Nepal.
Principal constituents: Ethanol and aqueous extracts from the tubers exhibit significant antidiarrheic activity. Two new steroidal saponins, shatavaroside A and shatavaroside B together with a known saponin, filiasparoside C, were isolated from the roots of Asparagus racemosus. Five steroidal saponins, shatavarins VI-X, together with five known saponins, shatavarin I (or asparoside B), shatavarin IV (or asparinin B), shatavarin V, immunoside and schidigerasaponin D5 (or asparanin A), have been isolated from the roots of Asparagus racemosus. Also known is the isoflavone 8-methoxy-5,6,4'-trihydroxyisoflavone 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside.
Tender shoots are considered refrigerant, demulcent, diuretic, antidiarrhoeal, galactagogue, and tonic. Tubers are used as an antipyretic, in nervous and rheumatic complaints, and in veterinary medicines.
Roots are used in cooling indigestion, tonic; useful in dysentery, tumors, inflammations; tuberculosis, night blindness and urine
We provide the tubers of asparagus racemosus in different sizes and design as per customers’ choice and requirements. We usually use jute bags, carton boxes etc. for packing.