World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

A REVIEW ARTICLE ON ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS (SHATAVARI)

Dr. Rajesh Sharma and Dr. Namaratha Raina*

ABSTRACT

Aspargus Racemosus (Shatavari) is a useful traditional medicinal plant, found to be grown throughout the tropical and subtropical parts of India. Today it is a widespread belief on the percentage of the general public that natural substances are inherently superior to manmade substances and have run a mainstream role in the wellness maintenance system for the prevention of diseases. The major bioactive constitutions which impart the medicinal value of the herb are a group of steroidal saponins, sarsasapogenins, flavonoids, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin and polyphenols. The tuberous roots of this herbaceous plant are widely applied in the pharmaceutical as well as on biotechnological scale, in preparation of various herbal preparations because it possesses outstanding potential, and defence system. It is used in almost 67 Ayurvedic preparations and commonly referred as ‘Rasayana’ in Ayurveda due to its medicinal uses. This review deals with the A. racemous, and its bioactive constituents that impart medicinal value to the herb.

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