English Name: Asparagus, Wild Asparagus
Common Name: Shatavari, Shatawar
Commercial Part: Roots
Actions & Uses: The Shatavari plant has been used in ayurveda for various conditions. its main use has been as a galactogogue -to increase milk secretion during lactation. It is also used as a general tonic, and as an aphrodisiac. It is useful in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, and tumors, scalding of urine, throat infections, tuberculosis, cough bronchitis and general debility.