Asparagus Racemosus - A Review

Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2019,10,1,87-89.
Published:May 2019
Type:Review Article

Asparagus Racemosus - A Review

Kalaivani Selvaraj1,2, Girija Sivakumar3, Vishnu Priya Veeraraghavan4 *, Vijaya S Dandannavar5, Geetha Royapuram Veeraraghavan6, Gayathri Rengasamy4

1Department of Anatomy, Priyadharshini Dental College, Pandur, Thirubvallur – 602 001, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

2Research Scholar, Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, 173, Agaram Main Rd, Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 073, INDIA.

3Department of Anatomy, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, GST Road, Chinna Kolambakkam, Palayanoor P.O., Kanchipuram Dist., Madurantagam-603 308, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

4Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, 162, P. H. Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

5Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, JNMC Campus, Belagavi – 590010, Karnataka, INDIA.

6Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical andTechnical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, 162, P. H. Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Abstract:

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.