Asparagus adscendens is a traditional herb native to the forests of the eastern and western regions of India. It is an annual plant of 45 cm in height with sub-erect lanceolate leaves, white flowers and has dense tuberous root system. Ascending branches are gray in color and full of straight thorns and measuring about 1-1.5 cm in thickness. The leaves have long, hairy and round peduncle, measuring 1.5-4 cm. Roots are elongated.
Chemical composition – Consists of steroidal glycosides, 3-heptadecanon, hexadecanoic acid, methyl pentadecanoic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, sarsasapogenin, asperoside, asparanine.
Properties – Anodyne, aphrodisiac and galactogogue, tonic rejuvenator, gastroprotective, anti-tumor, sustains libdo, increases fertility.
Recommendation – Nervous disorders, dyspepsia, infertility, lactation insufficiency, tumors, throat infections, tuberculosis, cough, bronchitis, general weakness, nervousness, pain, restless sleep, nightmares, anorexia, insomnia, hyperactive children and people with physical weakness, renal calculi and dysuria, uterine hypoplasia, dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia.
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy FEMININE TOUCH.