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