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Herb Information
Name: Hundred Husbands
Biological Name: Asparagus racemosus, Asparagus sarmentosus, Asparagus gonoclados, Asparagus adscendens

Liliaceae

Other Names: Hundred Husbands, Shatavari, Shatamuli

Chatavari, Snatamuli, Satavar

Description:

This is found in the jungles around 8,000 feet altitude throughout India, especially Northern India. This is related to asparagus adscendens, another herb.

Parts Used: Root
Medicinal Applications

Action 

antidiarrhetic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, antidysenteric, demulcent, diuretic, galactagogue,  nutritive, mucilaginous, refrigerant, stomachic, tonic

Uses:

cancer - strengthens one from and for chemotherapy

convalescence

cough

dehydration

diarrhea

dysentery

fevers (chronic)

hematemesis

herpes

hyperacidity

Immune system boost-good for AIDS, Epstein Barr

impotence

infertility

leukorrhea

lung abscess

menopause

muscle spasms

rheumatism

sexual debility

stiff joints and neck

stomach ulcers

This herb, used externally, is said to increase breast milk and semen production. It also nurtures mucous membranes, blood cleanser, supplies female hormones, nourishes the ovum, etc.

Dosage:

Decoction, powder, ghee, oil; for serious diseases like cancer, use one or more ounces daily.

Safety:

Do not use if congested.

No information about the safety of this herb is available.
Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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