India is so rich and prosperous when it comes to herbal medicines and that’s how India has made itself count as a optimum source of herbs & shrubs since Vedas also describes about the wealth that Indian Ayurveda has provided to the mankind.
There are lots and lots of herbs that are discovered in the parts of India and especially Himalayas. In this particular piece we are going to study about a special herb of India.
- 1 Shatavari- Benefits,Side Effects & Uses
- 1.1 6 Uses of Shatavari
- 1.2 15 Benefits of Shatavari
- 1.3 How to use Shatavari
- 1.4 9 Side Effects of Shatavari
- 1.5 Closure
- 1.6 FAQs
Asparagus racemosus is a herb primarily promotes fertility and is a boon for female reproductive system but also possess different kinds of health benefits.
Shatavari is a herb primarily found in the parts of Himalayas & some parts of India usually grows at an elevation of 1300-1400 m.
It is highly in demand since people studied & understood it’s vivid uses & benefits from the early 1700s. But due to deforestation it’s availability is in danger.
Shatavari has pine needle type branches & July is the month of its bloom where we observe a white & shiny flower on its stem and by the month of September we could observe tiny blue or blackish purple berries on the flower broadly considered useful in reproductive & hormonal issues and also considered fruitful in stomach ulcers, bad digestion & other stomach related issues.
Seldomely translated as “one who is responsible for possession of hundred husbands” is thus considered as useful in male & female reproductive issues.
Shatavari- Benefits,Side Effects & Uses
As far as it’s taste is concerned Shatavari is bitter & at the same time sweet taste which has ultimately cooling, soothing & mind healing effect and kind of cooling effect which is very useful in fighting stress, depression, mental depreciation.
6 Uses of Shatavari
Shatavari has various uses. Following are the most common & helpful uses of Shatavari.
Female Reproductive & Hormonal Imbalances
The most common & traditional form of usage of Shatavari is improving the reproduction & hormonal imbalances. According to a journal published in Bio medicine and Pharmacotherapy, this plant can efficiently improve or treat Cyst of ovary. You can broadly read about the article
Decreasing Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause is the ability through which a woman be fertile enough or menstruate. With the Essential combination of Shatavari & 3 other herbs for continuous 12-13 weeks do reduce night sweats and the danger of declining menopause. Research papers do say a lot about this as Sciencedirect
Increase in Antioxidants
Shatavari do follows the benefits of reducing chronic stress & tensions. Continuous intake of supplements do relieve in fighting stress. Research papers do proves after studying on mice. Continuous observations do prove the change in the behavior of mice and can be readable here.
Anti Anxiety Effects
Shatavari supplements also supports to fight against anxiety and unnecessary depression. Some supplements do involve abilities to fight unwanted stress on the brain & the nerve thus shatavari when consumed with Serotine could reduce stress and research were done on the rats and subsequently their behaviour has been observed and changes do observed in a positive way.
Research with all the facts can be read broadly on Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Research Journal
Breast feeding tendency and ability
Shatavari is primarily responsible for producing an element called galactagogue. Boosting milk supply inside the mother’s body is majorly done by Shatavari.. According to a journal by Ochsner in 2016 can be readable at NCBI but few reports also believed that shatavari could also be harmful consumed during pregnancy.
As shatavari is helpful in the above health issues which ultimately led to happiness and thus being health-wise happy makes you ultimately happy which can led your health gain.
15 Benefits of Shatavari
Shatavari being a multipurpose multibeneficial herb is very useful as well as beneficial in following :
- Urinary problems
- Fertility issues
- Breast feeding
- Hormonal imbalances
- Night sweat
- Mood swings
- Immune system upgradation
- Cyst in ovaries
- Kidney Stones
- Blood Sugar
- Anti Ageing
- Cold & Cough
How to use Shatavari
Although Shatavari has not been studied & tested more on humans yet limited dosage of Shatavari has been defined :
- Approx 4 mm of Shatavari root essential oil thrice a day
- Available in direct consumption, liquid, powder & tablet form
- One teaspoon in tea twice a day
- Eight ounce ie. around 224 gm of water with one teaspoon shatavari powder.
9 Side Effects of Shatavari
Shatavari is beneficial for many aspects when used in long terms. However as it is not much tested on humans there’s always a risk of high dosage or atleast it should be consumed in a limited amount. Some of the common side effects of Shatavari that has been seen are :
- Pregnant women should avoid Shatavari until some proven facts of it being non harmful should be presented.
- Fast heart beat
- Resistance in breathing
- Shouldn’t be used when someone has urinal issues as it has some diuretic effect.
- Shouldn’t be used with medicines or any other herbal products that may have blood pressure lowering effect.
Though Shatavari has been broadly used in ayurvedic medicines for centuries but still there are not many scientific theories and researches has been done on it to prove its benefits yet one can definitely use it in small amount so as to keep himself healthy & protective from general problems & diseases just like immune system building and as an antioxidant.
But do consult your doctor before consuming it in large amount as they will first check your body type them recommend or refuse to use it for that.
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- Does Shatavari increases blood pressure?
No, generally Shatavari has blood pressure lowering supplements hence it cannot increase your blood pressure however it must be consumed under doctor’s prescription.
- Does Shatavari is good for hair?
Shatavari contains rich amount of Brahmi & other hair care supplements which prevents hair fall, scalp & in damaged hair.
- Does Shatavari is only useful for women?
No as it has hundreds of benefits which can commonly used by both males & female like antioxidant, stress relief, diarrhea etc.
Health Counselor and Primary Care Physician by profession, I have 12 years experience in primary health care services. Years of practical experience in women’s health care & ANC services and study have gained me a lot of knowledge on several health issues and I wish to share these medical advice and suggestion through this blog.