Abstract: An ethnobotanical survey was conducted to collect the information and medicinal properties of Asparagus aethiopicus, a perennial monocot herb ofAsparagaceae family. The plants were collected from the fields of Visakhapatnam District in the Andhra Pradesh state of India. The live specimens were used for the description of plants and some of the plant material was dried and stored for long term preservation of the species and for further study. The present study aimed to describe botanical aspects and medicinal value of the species.
Fig.:Asparagus aethiopicus L.: A, Branch; B, Cladodes; C, Flowering; D, Fruiting; E, Tuber roots.