Asparagus racemosus: 3 definitions


Asparagus racemosus means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Veterinary Medicine (The study and treatment of Animals)

Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Asparagus racemosus (in Sanskrit: śatāvarī) is used in medical preparations for the protection of horses, according to sections on Horses (Gajāyurveda or Aśvāyurveda) in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—For protection of the horses against diseases and to nourish, to impart greater strength and vigour the following kalpa of Guḍūcī (Tinospora cordifolia) are advised:—[...] Guḍūcī along one or three or four Palas of powered Śatāvarī (Asparagus racemosus) and Aśvagandhā (Withania somnifera). [...]

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Asparagus racemosus (in Sanskrit: Śatavārī) is used in Āyurveda to delay aging, according to the Netratantra.—In the Netra-tantra, Bhairavī holds the medicinal Śatavārī (Asparagus racemosus), a plant grown in the Himalayan region and used in Āyurveda to delay aging, improve mental faculties, and help fight disease. Her worship then is preventative and suppresses that which brings about disease rather than simply curing them once they have manifested. Again, this makes worship of Amṛteśa, throughout the calendrical cycle, vital for the continued health and prosperity of the king and kingdom.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Asparagus racemosus Willd. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Asparagopsis abyssinica Kunth, Asparagopsis acerosa Kunth, Asparagopsis brownei Kunth, Asparagopsis decaisnei Kunth, Asparagopsis floribunda Kunth, nom. illeg., Asparagopsis hohenackeri Kunth, Asparagopsis hohenackerii Kunth, Asparagopsis javanica Kunth, Asparagopsis retrofracta Schweinf. ex Baker, Asparagopsis sarmentosa Dalzell & A. Gibson, nom. illeg., Asparagopsis subquadrangularis Kunth, Asparagus acerosus Roxb., nom. illeg., Asparagus acerosus Thunb. ex Schult.f., Asparagus dubius Decne., Asparagus fasciculatus Thunb., Asparagus fasciculatus R.Br., nom. illeg., Asparagus jacquemontii Baker, Asparagus penduliflorus Zipp. ex Span., Asparagus petitianus A. Rich., Asparagus racemosa Willd., Asparagus racemosus var. javanicus (Kunth) Baker, Asparagus racemosus Willd. var. longicladodius Chiov., Asparagus racemosus var. subacerosus Baker, Asparagus racemosus var. tetragonus (Bresler) Baker, Asparagus racemosus var. zeylanicus Baker, Asparagus saundersiae Baker, Asparagus stachyoides Spreng. ex Baker, Asparagus tetragonus Bresler, Asparagus zeylanicus (Baker) Hook.f., Asparagus zeylanicus Hook.f., Protasparagus jacquemontii (Baker) Kamble, Protasparagus racemosus Oberm., Protasparagus racemosus (Willd.) Oberm., Protasparagus racemosus var. javanicus (Kunth) Kamble, Protasparagus racemosus var. subacerosus (Baker) Kamble, Protasparagus zeylanicus (Hook.f.) Kamble.

References regarding Asparagus racemosus Willd. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum. (1799)
· Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. (1810)
· Hortus Bengalensis, or ‘a Catalogue of the Plants Growing in the Hounourable East India Company's Botanical Garden at Calcutta’ (1814)
· Systema Vegetabilium, ed. 15 (1829)
· Nouv. Ann. Mus. Paris (1834)
· Linnaea (1841)
· Tent. Fl. Abyss. (1850)
· Enum. Pl. (1850)
· Bombay Fl. (1861)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1875)
· Flora of the British India (1892)
· Malpighia (1937)
· South African Journal of Botany (1983)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1991)
· Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany (1996)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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