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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part A
Aphrodisiac and antioxidant activity of Asparagus racemosus (Shatawar): A review

AZM Doulat Al Mamun, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem and Ruhul Amin

Asparagus racemosus belongs to the family of Asparagaceae is an important medicinal plant of Indian subcontinent. Its medicinal usage has been reported in traditional systems of medicine such as Unani, Ayurveda and Siddha. Asparagus racemosus has been described to use as aphrodisiac, antioxidant, immune stimulant, anti-dyspepsia and anti-tussive effects. It is also useful in treatment of epilepsy, kidney disorders, chronic fevers, stomach ulcers and regulates sexual behaviors. The major active constituents of Asparagus racemosus are steroidal saponins, isoflavones, asparagamine, racemosol, polysaccharides, essential oils, asparagine, arginine, flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, and rutin), resin, and tannin. It is a well known in the indigenous system of medicine which prevent ageing, increase longevity, impart immunity, improve mental function, vigor and add vitality to the body. It is also used in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, tumors, inflammation and neuropathy.
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How to cite this article:
AZM Doulat Al Mamun, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem and Ruhul Amin. Aphrodisiac and antioxidant activity of Asparagus racemosus (Shatawar): A review. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2018; 6(5): 36-39.
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