Asparagus racemosus

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satish phadke

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Jun 17, 2008, 12:14:30 PM6/17/08
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I could visit Vetal Tekdi in Pune after a long time(15 days) and could find a lot of new flowering herbs and shrubs.
Some patches on slopes were fully covered by carpets of Chlorophytum tuberosum while at many plcea tiny flowers of Scilla hyacinthina were visible with its beautiful variegated leaves.
http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/dfa6b72352c0f4f5
Asparagus racemosus is  seen in full bloom at places.


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J.M. Garg

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Jun 17, 2008, 12:47:22 PM6/17/08
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Hi, Satish ji,
What a wonderful composition!!!
 
Quite interesting extracts from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asparagus_racemosus

Asparagus racemosus or "Satavar" is a creeper of the plant genus Asparagus. It contains adventitious root system with tuberous roots. For each plant, many tuberous roots are present. These tuberous roots after proper processing and drying are used as medicine in Ayurveda, with the name of Shatavari. Leaves of it are reduced to cladodes. Branches contain spines on them.

In Ayurveda, it is used as anodyne, aphrodisiac and galactogogue.

Shatavari is considered to be the main Ayurvedic rejuvenating femal tonic for overall health and vitality. The reputed adaptogenic effects of Shatavari may be attributed to its concentrations of saponins, known as Shatavarins. In Sanskrit, Shatavari means "she who possesses a hundred husbands."

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satish phadke

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Jun 21, 2008, 11:04:59 AM6/21/08
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Correction.
The asparagus found on Vetal Tekdi is actually Asparagus gonoclados because of different structure of cladodes

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 9:44 PM, satish phadke <phadke...@gmail.com> wrote:



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J.M. Garg

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Jun 21, 2008, 11:16:35 AM6/21/08
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However, this link states both as synonyms: http://www.impgc.com/plantinfo_A.php?id=27&bc=Raw%20Herbs%20»%20Tubers
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