Sanskrit: Fhatávarí, Fhatamúlí
English: Hundred Husbands
Latin: Asparagus racemosus Willd. (A. sarmentosus, Willd; A. gonoclados, Baker; A. adscendens, Roxb.)
Part Used: Root
Habitat: This climber is found in the jungles around
8,000 feet throughout India, especially Northern
Energetics: Sweet, bitter-cold-sweet PV– (K, áma
+ in excess)
Tissues: All Systems: Circulatory, digestive, repro- ductive, respiratory
Action: Mucilaginous, antidiarrhetic, refrigerant, diuretic, antidysenteric, nutritive, tonic, demulcent, galactagogue, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, sto- machic
Uses: A main herb for the immune and female reproductive systems. Cancer, convalescence, female organ debility, sexual debility, leukorrhea, menopause, impotence, infertility, cough, dehydra- tion, diarrhea, dysentery, fevers (chronic), hematemesis, herpes, hyperacidity, lung abscess, ulcers, rheumatism, soothes dry, inflamed mem- branes of kidneys, lungs, sexual organs, and stom- ach. External application—emollient for stiff joints and neck, and muscle spasms. Increases breast milk and semen, nurtures mucous membranes, blood cleanser, supplies female hormones, nourishes the
ovum. Immune system boost—good for AIDS, Epstein Barr, etc., cancer—strengthens one from and for chemotherapy.
Spiritual Uses: Sattwic, increases love and devo– tion, increases ojas
Precautions: Do not use if congested or with áma Preparation: Decoction, powder, ghee, oil; for se- rious diseases like cancer, use one or more ounces daily.