Action ► Root—galactagogue, aphrodisiac, spermatogenetic. An important ingredient of Unani compounds for oligospermia, low sexual drive and debility.
Shaqaaq-ul-Misri has also been equated with Trachydium lehmanni Benth. In Kashmir, Eryngium caeru-leum Bieb (Umbelliferae) and in Chak-rata, Polygonatum verticillatum All. (Liliaceae) are known as shaqaaqul (also Dudhaali).
Polygonatum verticillatum rhizomes are used in Tibetan medicine for emaciation and senility. The dried rhizomes contain diosgenin.
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