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Agricultural Reviews
Year : 2008, Volume : 29, Issue : 2
First page : ( 132) Last page : ( 138)
Print ISSN : 0253-1496.

Use of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) as a galactopoietic and therapeutic herb – A review

Kumar Santosh1, Mehla R. K.1, Dang A.K.2

1Dairy Cattle Breeding Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana-132001, India.

2Dairy Cattle Physiology Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana-132001, India.


Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is recommended in the Ayurveda for the prevention and treatment of reproductive disorders of women such as sexual debility, ammenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, endometriosis, gonorrhea, prolapse of uterus etc. It is also recommended as a galactogogue in case of lactational inadequacy. Asparagus racemosus has been successfully used by some medical practitioners as an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immunomodulator for many infectious diseases. Asparagus racemosus can also improve the milk production and reproduction capacity of dairy animals. The use of Asparagus racemosus can also boost the immune system and consequently prevent the infection of the udder and reproductive organs of cows. It can also be effectively used to reduce the stress of dairy animals and improve their productivity thus producing clean and healthy milk from them.


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