Hundred Husbands

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Biological Name: Asparagus adscendens, Asparagus racemosus, Asparagus gonoclados, Asparagus sarmentosusAsparagus Racemosus

Family: Liliaceae

Other Names: Satavar, Hundred Husbands, Snatamuli, Shatavari, Chatavari, Shatamuli

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to mountainous areas of India, particularly its northern areas, and is found at an altitude of 8000 feet. It belongs to the family of asparagus adscendens.

Elements Applied: The root is commonly applied in herbal medicine

Used For: The herb is known to treat diarrhea, relieve spasms and pains, boost sexual desire, treat dysentery, induce urination, promote lactation, aid the digestive tract, relieve fevers, and promote stomach activity.

The range of conditions in which Hundred Husbands are applied includes: hyperacidity, herpes, hematemesis, recurrent fevers, dysentery, diarrhea, dehydration, coughs, convalescence, cancer (as an aid in chemotherapy), stiff neck and joints, sexual debility, rheumatism, muscle spasms, menopause, lung abscesses, leukorrhea, infecundity, impotence, immunity disorders, and stomach ulcers.

If applied topically the plant is believed to promote lactation and increase semen count. It is nutritive for the mucous membranes, and the ovum, as well as beneficial for hormone production and blood purification.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is used in form of oil, ghee, powder, or decoction. To relieve serious conditions, like cancer, more than one ounce a day can be used.

Safety: The herb should be avoided in case of congestion.

Exercise care. Ayurvedic plants are commonly combined with other herbs to reduce the toxic effect one of them may produce on the body. Speak to your health-care provider before taking the remedy.