Shatavari / Yemil Mati / शतावरी / Satavar/Shatavari / Asparagus racemosus

Other Names

  • Local Name: Shatavari / Yemil Mati / शतावरी
  • Common Name: Satavar/Shatavari
  • Botanical Name: Asparagus racemosus

Status & Habitat

  • Status: Common. Cultivable
  • Habitat: Shrub
  • Occurrence: Gravelly, rocky soils
  • Season of Availability: Year-round
  • Geography: From Africa to South Asia
  • Method of Propagation: Seed and Vegetative propagation
  • Part used for Propagation: Seeds and Cuttings

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves & Roots
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: Yes
  • Ripe: N/A
  • Both Raw & Ripe: N/A
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Tender shoots are cooked as vegetable.
  • As Medicine: Typically taken with milk, as a powder, or as a tablet made from the roots.
  • Cooking Without Prior Boiling: Yes
  • Boiling Before Cooking: Not required
  • Pickling: N/A
  • Brining: N/A
  • Fermenting: N/A
  • Drying for later Consumption: Yes, Roots
  • Overall Method: Eaten raw mostly as a medicine.

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: Good source of calcium and iron.
  • Medicinal Benefit: Gynecological Disorders, Leucorrhea, Aphrodisiac, Used to increase lactation, Hyperacidity, Diabetes, Skin diseases

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Helps reduce acne; treats diarrhea; aids digestion.

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: Root decoction can be taken to treat nervous disorders or ulcers.

Shatavari / Yemil Mati / शतावरी / Satavar/Shatavari / Asparagus racemosus