Wild Asparagus, Shatavari - Plant
Description for Wild Asparagus, Shatavari
Asparagus racemosus is a species of asparagus common throughout Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas. It grows 1â€“2 m (3 ft 3 inâ€“6 ft 7 in) tall and prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils high up in piedmont plains, at 1,300â€“1,400 m (4,300â€“4,600 ft) elevation.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|satavar, shatavari, or shatamull||White||Seasonal bloomer||2.00 to 3.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
It is propagated by root suckers or seeds.
The soil is prepared well by digging up to 15 cm depth. The field is divided into convenient sized plots and laid out into ridges at 60 cm apart.
Well developed root suckers are planted on the ridges.
|Part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||60 to 75ÂºF||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Wild Asparagus
- Generally, the crop prefers lateritic, red loamy soils, with adequate drainage.
- The crop survives under varied agro-climatic conditions ranging from temperate to tropical hill regions.
- It tolerates drought as well as low temperature.
Typical uses of Wild Asparagus
Special features: No serious pest and disease has been noticed in this crop.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: for the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers and dyspepsia, and as a galactogogue.
For nervous disorders.
It is generally used as a uterine tonic, to improve breast milk, in hyperacidity, and as a best general health tonic.
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