Vital medicine Asparagus racemosus willd

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
9
Volume :6
Issue :2
April, 2012
Page No: 
210-221
Authors: 
Manorma Sharma[1], Archana Sharma [2] and Ashwani Kumar*[1]
Address: 
[1] Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004, India
Address: 
[2] Department of Botany, Vedic PG Girls College, University of Rajasthan Jaipur 302004, India

Abstract
Use of plants as a source of medicine has been inherited and is an important component of the health care system in India. Among these plants Asparagus racemosus is an important medicinal plant which has been used worldwide. A lot of medicinally importance attributes have been assigned to this herb. It has been used by tribes located in distinct area of India from primeval time. Key component of this herb is saponins. Recent developments in transgenic research have opened up the possibility of the metabolic engineering of biosynthetic pathways to produce these high-value secondary metabolites. The present review is a pragmatic approach to accrue the findings on this very important herb.

Keywords: 
Asparagus racemosus, Saponins, Ethnopharmacology, Disease.
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