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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.
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."