Asparagus racemosus is a plant used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda). The root is used to make medicine.
Don't confuse asparagus racemosus with Asparagus officinalis, which is the type of asparagus that is commonly eaten as a vegetable.
People use asparagus racemosus for upset stomach (dyspepsia), constipation, stomach spasms, and stomach ulcers. It is also used for fluid retention, pain, anxiety, cancer, diarrhea, bronchitis, tuberculosis, dementia, and diabetes.
Some people use it to ease alcohol withdrawal.
Women use asparagus racemosus for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and uterine bleeding; and to start breast milk production.
Asparagus racemosus is also used to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
How it works
There is not enough information available about asparagus racemosus to know how it might work for any medical use. There is some scientific research in test tubes and in animals suggesting that asparagus racemosus has antioxidant and antibacterial effects, and might improve the immune system. There is interest in using asparagus racemosus for diabetes, since some test tube research shows that asparagus racemosus can stimulate insulin secretion.
Not ProvenPainAnxietyStomach spasmsUterine bleedingPremenstrual syndrome (PMS)Upset stomachStomach ulcersDiarrheaBronchitisDiabetesDementiaEasing alcohol withdrawalStarting breast milk productionOther conditions
There is not enough information available to know if asparagus racemosus is safe.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of asparagus racemosus duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?
Asparagus racemosus might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking asparagus racemosus might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.