sativa has antioxidant and neuroprotective effects in addition to many other therapeutic activities such as antitumor, immunopotentiation
, anti-inflammatory, antiasthmatic and antimicrobial properties (14).
Induction of immunopotentiation
activity by a protein-bound polysaccharide, PSK.
The status of immune system immunosuppression versus immunopotentiation
will depend upon the net effect of these changes.
Asparagus racemocus (Shatavari) has an immunomodulation and immunopotentiation
effect in late gestation and has been shown to shortening the uterine involution period (Qureshi et al.
2003) suggested a possible role for maternal immunopotentiation
in protecting the embryo from teratogenic insults, possibly through regulation of the CP-induced apoptosis process and the expression of p53 and bcl-2.
They found that the level of immunopotentiation
obtained by all of these molecules was very similar.