Asparagus racemosus (English) [ IPA: aspargus racemosus ASM: এচপাৰাগুচ ৰেচিম’চুচ]
Contributed by: Anjal Borah (অঞ্জল বৰা) on 2009-10-28
1. (Common Noun) Asparagus racemosus is a creeper, 1 to 2 meters tall, that is common throughout India and the Himalayas. It prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils, high up in piedmont plains (1,300 - 1,400 meters elev.). It has an adventitious root system with tuberous roots that measure about 1 meter in length, tapering at both ends, and may, for each plant number roughly a hundred. The roots are used in Ayurvedic medicine, following a regimen of processing and drying, with the name of Shatavari. It is used as an anodyne, aphrodisiac and galactogogue. বহুত শিপা ধৰা এবিধ ক্ষুদ্ৰ গছ৷