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Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), potted plant, organic

$20.00

Family: Lily (Liliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12

(Satmuli, Shatamuli, Wild Asparagus, Satawari, Kurilo, Satawar, Asparagus volubilis)  Perennial climbing asparagus native to the Himalayas, occurring at elevations from 300 to 6,500 feet.  Shatavari flowers exude an alluring aroma reminiscent of sweet almond.  They are pollinated by tiny wasps.  The flowers give way to red berries containing the round, black seeds.  In nature, the plant grows in the tropical understory, tuberous roots giving forth multiple twisting stems that climb and cling by way of sharp thorns.  In Sanskrit, Shatavari means “one who posesses a hundred husbands.”  The spring shoots, mucilaginous roots and the leaves are all used.  Traditional usage (Ayurveda): rejuvenative tonic for females, sexual debility, infertility, menopausal symptoms, galactagogue. Source of proestrogenic steroidal saponins, vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and E, Calcium, Iron and Folic Acid.  Plant prefers a south or west exposure and deep, rich soils.  The best soil pH for growing Shatavari is barely acidic (pH 6-6.7).We have kept these for years, planted in deep pots in the greenhouse, providing a trellis for climbing and as much room as possible for the tuberous roots to grow.  Growers in frost-free zones will find this a ready grower in the forest garden.
4″ Potted plant, certified organically grown

 

 

 

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    Chamini Perera B

    Hello hope that you’re doing well.
    I would like to know kindly if are you still growing this plant (Shatavary racemosus wild asparagus)?
    Can you please send it to the Uk?
    I’m looking for this plant long time now but couldn’t find it anywhere and you’re the only one that I found so please it would be great if you can send it to the Uk.
    I really appreciate your work as there isn’t any specialist who sells medical plants like you do.

    Many thanks and regards
    Chamini Perera

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Chamini,
      Thank you for staying in touch. It is sad that we cannot serve our international friends anymore, but there are new laws in place and customs is destroying too many of our shipments–we cannot afford to even try. Yes, our Shatavari are doing well and we continue to plant ayurvedic herbs, especially since we cannot get seeds from India anymore.
      Richo

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Susan, Yes, we’re here in Southern Oregon. Shatavari plants are sold out for the nonce. Richo

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