Asparagus adscendens Foxb.( Liliaceae)White tuberous roots have aphrodiasic functions.
Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, and Kumaun up to an altitude of 1,500 m. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Tubers boiled in milk and sugar are used in spermatorrhoea, gleet and chronic leucorrhoea, also in diarrhoea, dysentery and general debility.
Used in “Vata” and “Pitta” improves complexionand is useful in general devility, cough, asthama, piles,skin diseases, impotence, jaundice, urinary diseases, leucorrhoea and menorrhagia.
Safed musli which is obtained from the roots of Chlorophytum arundinaceum Baker is often confused with shatawar.
The drug is used in common preparations like Vidaryadi ghrtam, Vidaryadi leham, Marmagulika