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Title: Pharmacognostical studies on the root tubers of <i>Asparagus gonoclados</i> Baker –Alternate source for the Ayurvedic drug Shatavari
Authors: Madhavan, V
Tijare, Ranajit Damodhar
Mythreyi, R
Gurudeva, M R
Yoganarasimhan, S N
Keywords: <i style="">Asparagus gonoclados</i>
Physico-chemical analysis
Root tubers
Shatavarin IV
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style=""></b> <b style=""> Int. cl.<sup>8</sup>—</b> A61K 36/00, A61K 36/8965, A61K 125/00
Abstract: <i style="">Asparagus gonoclados </i>Baker is an important medicinal plant belonging to the family Liliaceae (<i style="">sensu lato</i>). Many species of <i style="">Asparagus</i> Linn. including <i style="">A. gonoclados</i> are used as substitute of the well known Ayurvedic drug, <i style="">Shatavari</i>. Root tubers of <i style="">Shatavari</i> possesses adaptogenic, antioxidant, cooling, emollient, diuretic, galactagogue, nervine tonic, rejuvenating, and stomachic properties; they are useful in treatment of diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, dyspepsia, epilepsy, fatigue, inflammations, nervous disorders, tumours and tuberculosis. The present study provides taxonomy of the species, pharmacognostical and physico-chemical details of the root tubers of <i style="">A. gonoclados</i>. This helps in laying down standardisation and pharmacopoeial parameters. Presence of Shatavarin IV in the alcohol and aqueous extracts is reported in this species for the first time.
Description: 57-62
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.1(1) [March 2010]

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