Asparagus root is used in Ayurvedic formulas to regulate the hormones. It is best known as an aphrodisiac (suitable for men and women, though more often used by men), but is included in formulas for other applications where influencing the hormones may be important to the therapeutic action (see Saracant, for example; asparagus root is also used to stimulate lactation, alleviate menopausal symptoms, and enhance fertility). Other aspects of asparagus root, including its mucilaginous component, lead to recommendations for using it to prevent and treat gastric ulcers, dyspepsia, and diarrhea. Some Ayurvedic practitioners rely on asparagus root in the treatment of nervous disorders, inflammation, liver diseases, and certain infections; thus, it has a diverse range of applications as has been noted for ashwaganda, with which it may be combined. Modern research has focused on its immune enhancing effects.
Formula for increased male potency
Shavrin is a tonic formula based primarily on the combination of asparagus root and ashwaganda. It is combined here with other herbs that have the reputation of strengthening libido and vitality. In India, asparagus root, ashwaganda, and tribulus are well known as aphrodisiacs. There are actually two types of asparagus in this formula; the most commonly used one (described above) is shatavari, which is said to increase semen secretion and to treat infertility. The other type (A. adescendens) is known as safed and is reported to increase sperm count in men and to treat leukorrhea and deficient lactation in women. An Indian formula made with withania and anacyclus is a popular therapy for sexual disorders. Shavrin can be used by men and women who suffer from weak sexual drive or deficient ability to carry out sexual intimacy due to fatigue, hormonal imbalance, or other physical factors.