Fhatávarí, Hundred Husbands, Asparagus racemosus Willd

Sanskrit: Fhatávarí, Fhatamúlí

fataavarI,  fatamaUlaI

 

Hindi: Fhatávarí

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

India

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.

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