Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari is one of the most important medicinals in Ayurvedic medicine; extracts from its dried roots are used for various reproductive and hormonal issues in women. Because of its multiple uses, the demand for Asparagus racemosus is constantly on the rise, and with over-harvesting, combined with habitat destruction and deforestation, the plant is now considered endangered in its natural habitat.

Water: Needs a distinct dry season to thrive

Hardiness: Frost Tender


Habit: 3 to 6' tall with a vining habit

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils, but will grow in any good garden soil

Origin: Common throughout India and the Himalayas