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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-4  

Effect of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) on gastric emptying time in normal healthy volunteers.

SS Dalvi, PM Nadkarni, KC Gupta 
 Department of Pharmacology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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S S Dalvi
Department of Pharmacology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) is used in Ayurveda for dyspepsia (amlapitta) and as a galactogogue. It was hence compared with a modern drug, metoclopramide, which is used in dyspepsia to reduce gastric emptying time. Gastric emptying half- time (GE t1/2) was studied in 8 healthy male volunteers using a cross-over design. The basal GE t1/2 in volunteers was 159.9 +/- 45.9 min (mean +/- SD) which was reduced to 101 +/- 40.8 min by Shatavari (p less than 0.001) and to 85.3 +/- 21.9 by metoclopramide (p less than 0.001). Metoclopramide and Shatavari did not differ significantly in their effects.


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Dalvi S S, Nadkarni P M, Gupta K C. Effect of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) on gastric emptying time in normal healthy volunteers. J Postgrad Med 1990;36:91-4


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Dalvi S S, Nadkarni P M, Gupta K C. Effect of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) on gastric emptying time in normal healthy volunteers. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1990 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];36:91-4
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